New research points to which leukaemia patients will need intensive treatment

Researchers have identified a genetic fault in some leukaemia patients that could be responsible for halving survival times after diagnosis compared to patients without the fault – an average reduction from 16 years to seven years. The findings, from a study of over 800 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), could help doctors tailor treatment for this group.

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Pancreatitis often caused by gallstones—also statins increase risk

Idiopathic pancreatitis is often caused by small gallstones that are difficult to observe prior to surgery, shows a study from the University of Eastern Finland. Small gallstones were found in surgery from two out of three idiopathic pancreatitis patie...

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New insights into link between taste and behavior

Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits are the first relay for gustatory information in the vertebrate brain. While the brainstem circuits act as our life support system and they mediate vital taste related behaviors, the principles of gustatory com...

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One minute blood typing

A collaboration between Monash University and Haemokinesis Pty Ltd has resulted in a momentous breakthrough in world health.  The creation of a novel category of low cost paper diagnostics that can identify a person's blood group in just one minute the innovation is named Group Legible Immunohematology Format (GLIF).

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Researchers answer long-standing question about lupus

For years, biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in lupus patients, but until now they haven't known for sure one way or the other.

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Five early signs of autism

If you're a parent or caregiver who is concerned that your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder, getting a diagnosis as soon as possible is important because early intervention can be the key to the most optimal outcomes.

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New cancer treatment hope for children

Children suffering from a cancer of the nervous system could benefit from a potential new treatment, thanks to an international team led by researchers at the University of Kent and at the Institute of Medical Virology at the Goethe-University, Frankfu...

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New GASMAS-based technique shows promise for non-invasive sinusitis diagnostics

A team of scientists from the South China Normal University (Guangzhou, China) and the Lund University (Sweden) led by Sune Svanberg now presents a new approach for a non-intrusive optical technique for human sinus realtime diagnostics that could be de...

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