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Carbon ion therapy under consideration for cancer treatment

19 May, 2017

Australian and Japanese researchers have been investigating carbon ion therapy, an advanced form of cancer treatment being proposed for introduction in Australia.


New imaging technique helps prevent secondary breast cancer surgeries

11 May, 2017

This new imaging technique assists surgeons to effectively remove all tumours during initial breast cancer surgery.


The evidence doesn't stack up for e-cigarettes

05 April, 2017

While e-cigarettes may expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than conventional tobacco, questions remained unanswered.


Could vitamin C sensitise cancer cells to radiation?

04 April, 2017

This successful safety study sets the stage for phase II clinical trials into the effect of high-dose vitamin C on overall lifespan and quality of life for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.


Potential new tool to aid breast cancer surgery

30 March, 2017

University of Adelaide researchers have developed an optical fibre probe that distinguishes breast cancer tissue from normal tissue — potentially allowing surgeons to be much more precise when removing breast cancer.


Mattress outsmarts pressure sores

30 March, 2017

To avoid the occurrence of and to treat already existing pressure sores, researchers at Fraunhofer IIS, Germany, in collaboration with five partners in the INSYDE research project, have succeeded in developing the technological prototype of an intelligent and adaptive mattress.


Augmented reality may help relieve phantom limb pain

30 March, 2017

A small study published in The Lancet involved 14 patients who began experiencing phantom limb pain soon after arm amputation and had not benefited from other treatments.


New biobank to house 45 and Up study

30 March, 2017

NSW Minister for Medical Research, Pru Goward has announced a $12 million investment in Australia's first large-scale automated biobank, due to open in 2017.


Breakthrough formula to reduce radiation exposure

30 March, 2017

In a medical imaging breakthrough, a Charles Sturt University (CSU) scientist has found a way to reduce a patient's exposure to radiation without compromising scan quality.


4K cameras — bringing Hollywood to the Sunshine Coast

30 March, 2017

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Qld, has included specialist Ultra High-Definition (4K) cameras in its operating theatres.


Be on the lookout for PAM this summer

30 March, 2017

ASID has released a warning to doctors working in remote and rural Australia to be watchful for signs of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a very rare but fatal brain infection, mostly affecting children.


Reduced costs with nano-engineered dental implants

30 March, 2017

The complications and high costs associated with dental implants could be a thing of the past as Griffith University research aims to reduce the associated risks of infection using new cutting-edge nanotechnology.


Less is more when treating kids with cancer

04 March, 2017

A reduction in the therapeutic radiation dose used to treat paediatric cancers is likely the cause of a drop in subsequent cancer in children, according to a study appearing in the 28 February issue of JAMA.


Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

28 February, 2017

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in the platypus and the echidna — which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans.


'We can. I can' tackle oral cancer

07 February, 2017

Three Australians are diagnosed with oral cancer every day.


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