Australian and Japanese researchers have been investigating carbon ion therapy, an advanced form of cancer treatment being proposed for introduction in Australia.
This new imaging technique assists surgeons to effectively remove all tumours during initial breast cancer surgery.
While e-cigarettes may expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than conventional tobacco, questions remained unanswered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, Qld, has included specialist Ultra High-Definition (4K) cameras in its operating theatres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Australians are diagnosed with oral cancer every day.