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2014-09-12 08:58:43

Few diagnoses are more upsetting for women than endometriosis. A new study by Monash University researchers confirms just how burdensome a diagnosis of endometriosis can be.

graphene for health applications
2014-08-06 03:30:44

A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene – already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics, energy storage and energy generation – takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human health.

2014-07-17 16:18:03

State-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria, one of the most deadly diseases on the planet.

2014-06-24 10:58:46

Huge advancements have taken place in HIV treatment and prevention over the past 10 years, but there is still no cure or vaccine.

2014-06-23 09:37:29

An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has shown how free radicals contribute to type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease.

2014-06-17 13:28:53

A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption.

2014-04-25 09:44:40

Fibroblasts, cells long thought to be boring and irrelevant, could offer an alternative to heart transplants for patients with heart disease.

2014-04-08 09:58:09

Gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese.

2014-04-03 13:10:38

An international team of scientists has identified the precise biochemical key that wakes up the body’s immune cells and sends them into action against invading bacteria and fungi.

2013-12-03 13:51:45

Flower color in some parts of the world, including the Himalayas, has evolved to attract bees as pollinators, research has shown for the first time.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.