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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.

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.

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.

Breath test for stomach and oesophageal cancers

06 February, 2017

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017.

Clue to how cancer cells spread

31 January, 2017

In a second human case, a Yale-led research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from solid tumours with implications for future treatment.

Closing the gap on eye health in Australia

31 January, 2017

The National Eye Health Survey Report has been released by the federal government. It involved completing a series of eye tests on around 5000 Australian across 30 geographical areas.

Cancer treatment delivered on a silver plate(let)

26 January, 2017

Platelets can be used to deliver anticancer treatment to the site of a surgically removed tumour, reports a paper published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Cervical cancer subtypes identified

24 January, 2017 by Christopher Vellano

An in-depth genomic and molecular analysis of cervical cancer, reported in Nature this week, reveals potential new therapeutic targets for the disease, which remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally.

Knowledge banks could improve cancer care

17 January, 2017

Using large patient databases for healthcare decision-making in cancer could improve quality of life and decrease healthcare costs, according to a paper published online this week in Nature Genetics.

Aggressive prostate cancer secrets revealed

11 January, 2017

A landmark study has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.

New blood test is significantly more sensitive for bowel cancer than CEA

21 December, 2016

"Our study has shown that Colvera is significantly more sensitive for bowel cancer than CEA and as such provides us with an improved, simple test that increases the likelihood of detecting curable recurrence," Professor Young said.

Australia's first non-invasive skin cancer treatment

13 December, 2016

Reduced scarring and the ability to treat multiple lesions at once are two perks of Australia's first low energy X-ray treatment for skin cancer.

Cancer soars by one-third globally

07 December, 2016

Between 2005 and 2015, the number of cancer cases worldwide increased by 33%, with an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases and 8.7 million deaths, according to a global research collaboration involving Australian institutions.

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