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2014-07-17 16:26:33

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prana Biotechnology (NASDAQ: PRAN; ASX: PBT) has today provided an update on its clinical development program for Alzheimer's disease. Professor Colin Masters, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, will today include data from Prana's Phase 2 IMAGINE and EURO trials in his presentation at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation is...

2014-06-16 13:03:46

University of Melbourne New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne-lead study successfully mapped the genes of a parasitic worm in pigs New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne – lead study successfully mapped the genes of a...

2014-05-08 09:49:32

Patients from minority ethnic groups in the US may be facing racist attitudes and beliefs that can unintentionally affect their treatment, a review of healthcare providers has found. The world first review explored interpersonal racism perpetrated by healthcare providers, a key driver of racial disparities in health. Interpersonal racism refers to racist interactions between individuals, rather than internalized or systemic or institutional racism. Researchers Ms Mandy Truong and Dr...

2014-04-17 15:40:57

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study. The analysis was conducted by Dr Benjamin Cowie and Ms Jennifer MacLachlan from the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, and was presented at The International Liver Congress in London earlier this month. “Liver cancer is the fastest increasing cause of cancer deaths in Australia,...

2014-04-11 14:48:44

A new University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements, experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of iron supplementation to the exercise performance of women in child-bearing years. Lead researcher, Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health found that iron supplementation improved women’s...

Brain’s Mechanism Knows When To Stop Drinking Water
2014-03-28 17:12:59

University Of Melbourne Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. The study found a ‘stop mechanism’ that determined brain signals telling the individual to stop drinking water when no longer thirsty, and the brain effects of drinking more water than required. Researcher Professor Derek Denton from the Faculty of...

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead To Other Forms Of Cancer
2014-03-10 07:03:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who contract nonmelanoma skin cancer by the age of 25 face an increased risk of eventually developing melanoma or other types of cancer, researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford report in a recent edition of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. According to HealthDay News reporter Robert Preidt, the study authors analyzed data from over 500,000 individuals with a...

2013-08-08 09:19:31

The global study was led by University of Melbourne and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology today. The study involved about 2,500 women from Europe, North America and Australia who have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2, the breast cancer susceptibility genes, and who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. About one-third of these women were placed on tamoxifen. Tamoxifen has been used for decades to treat breast cancer and has...

2013-05-28 21:28:40

A large scientific study has discovered new genes causing severe seizure disorders that begin in babies and early childhood. The finding will lead to new tests to diagnose these conditions and promises to lead to improved outcomes. Epileptic encephalopathies are severe seizure disorders occurring in infants and children. The seizures are accompanied by slow development and intellectual problems. Pediatric neurologist and researcher Professor Ingrid Scheffer from the University of...

2013-05-28 21:26:55

Australian scientists have narrowed the predicted range of global warming through groundbreaking new research. Scientists from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University have generated what they say are more reliable projections of global warming estimates at 2100. The paper, led by Dr Roger Bodman from Victoria University with Professors David Karoly and Peter Rayner from the University of Melbourne and published in Nature Climate Change today, found that exceeding 6 degrees...


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