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An Essential Protein That Pumps Calcium Into Breastmilk

A study in mice has revealed that the protein Orai1 is responsible for 50 percent of the calcium ions in a mother’s milk.

Let’s Vote On It: Can We Use Democracy To Fund Science?

Would voting be a better way to decide how individual researchers get research grants?

Australia Commits US$185 Million To Dementia Research

The National Health and Medical Research Council has set aside US$185 million for dementia research, including a virtual institute to boost collaboration.

Stomach ‘Clock’ Tells Us To Eat At Specific Times Of The Day

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day.

C3a-Like Small Molecule To Replace Expensive Protein Therapeutics

Researchers in Australia have pioneered a drug development technique that could pave the way for a new class of low-cost medicines.

ARX Gene Linked To Common Intellectual Disability

Researchers have discovered that a genetic mutation leads to a commonly inherited intellectual disability due to a reduction in certain proteins in the brain.

New Drug Could Ease Pain In Common Bowel Disease

Australian researchers have identified the mechanism of pain relief of a new drug for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.

Two Genes Linked To Severe Childhood Epilepsies

A large scientific study has discovered two new genes that are associated with severe seizure disorders that begin in babies and early childhood.

Study Shows That Daily Sunscreen Use Prevents Skin Aging

An Australian study has revealed that daily use of broad spectrum sunscreen slows down the aging process of skin, as well as preventing skin cancer.

Dz13 Drug Targets Skin Cancer In Clinical Trial

A new class of drug has been found to be safe in a clinical trial of patients with the common skin cancer, basal-cell carcinoma.