News file for: University of Adelaide
Research shows that half of all blindness in Asian children is avoidable, associated with vaccine preventable causes such as measles.
Whether or not a Streptococcus pneumoniae infection is harmful or benign seems to depend on a random, six-phase switch.
US and UK universities still dominate the top 10 of the Times Higher Education rankings, but Asian institutions continue to make significant gains.
The immune system, in particular a receptor called TLR4, could form the link between stress and depression.
Selectively blocking neuropeptides such as substance P could improve patient outcomes following a stroke.
A study shows that pain experienced by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients is linked to the defective production of opioid chemicals by immune cells.
Not only is heparin treatment expensive and painful, scientists now find that it is ineffective at preventing blood clotting complications in pregnant women.
Unlike cognitive abilities, the part of the brain associated with spatial skills appears to be preserved during the aging process.
Although being born pre-term affects cognitive abilities in babies, a study shows that they are able to catch up by age 12.
The dinosaurs that eventually evolved into birds stayed small to survive.