Researchers urge better support for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes

University of South Australia researchers are appealing for greater support mechanisms to help women diagnosed with gestational diabetes return to or maintain a healthy weight post pregnancy. The call comes after new research shows women are struggling to prioritise their personal health after gestational diabetes, despite understanding their increased risk Continue Reading

Researchers identify a possible therapeutic target for Kennedy┬┤s disease and prostate cancer

A study led by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published in Nature Communications proposes chaperone protein Hps70 as an attractive therapeutic target for the treatment of Kennedy’s disease, a rare neuromuscular condition; it may also be a treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer. Kennedy’s disease Continue Reading

Brain researchers invent an affordable smartphone measurement for testing of medications

Suffering from tremor can be very frustrating and reduce the quality of life for many people. This includes people suffering from Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury and a relatively high fraction of the elderly. Today, there are no effective treatments for tremor, and thus, there is great potential Continue Reading

Researchers say pioneering emergency eye care trial leads to quicker treatment times

A trial virtual emergency consultation programme for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments in more than half of cases, according to researchers. The tele-ophthalmology system, developed by the University of Strathclyde and by NHS Forth Valley, uses a live Continue Reading

Researchers study new method of assessing severity of children’s brain injuries

A team of international scientists, including Melbourne researchers, has found blood samples can help gauge the severity of children’s brain injuries, indicating which children will recover and which will need ongoing support. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), working with Canadian scientists, analysed blood from 158 children who presented with Continue Reading

Researchers discover blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

Blocking the ability of the bacterial pathogen that causes gonorrhea to uptake the mineral zinc can stop infection by this widespread sexually transmitted infection, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The findings, published in the journal PLoS Pathogens, could be used to Continue Reading