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Immune Gene Linked To Control Of HIV Virus

A gene that is essential for embryo survival could also be the key to treating chronic infections such as HIV.

Daily Aspirin May Cut Risks Of Recurrent Blood Clots

Low-dose aspirin may prevent potentially deadly blood clots in the leg or the lungs in patients who have had a previous blood clot.

Scientists Develop Blood Test For Mad Cow Disease

Scientists at the University of Melbourne are one step closer to a simple blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and mad cow disease.

Australia Needs To Out-‘Smart’ Competition, Says CSIRO Chief

According to CSIRO chief executive Dr. Megan Clark, Australia's scientists need to work smarter to stay competitive in the Asian century.

Australian Researchers To Study Chronic Disease In Rural India

A new $1 million Australian government grant will fund a landmark study of the relationship between income and high blood pressure in rural India this year.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Help Patients With Severe Malaria, Study

Researchers report a new class of anti-inflammatory agents which may help to increase survival from severe clinical malaria when used in combination with antimalarial drugs.

Interleukin-5 Jab Offers Hope For Treating Autoimmune Disease

Research into treatments for autoimmune diseases may have received a booster shot as interleukin-5 injections show promise in regulating the body's immune system.

Stroke Recovery Speed Linked To Brain Stimulation, Study

People with a curious condition that causes them to apply make-up on only one side of their face, or ignore food on half of their plate, are helping scientists to understand stroke recovery.

Rare Immune Cells Could Hold Key To Treating Immune Disorders

Researchers have discovered a rare cell type, called T follicular helper cells, that are needed for antibody production and long-lasting 'memory' of infectious agents.