News file for: University of Adelaide
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.
Scientists have developed a portable filter that can detect environmental mercury at 200 parts per billion.
A study shows that pelicans are particularly susceptible to fishing tackle injuries, forming 59 percent of all birds injured.
Scientists have found that the protein fibrils which enhance the infective ability of HIV are toxic to neuronal cells even when disaggregated.