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