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Scientists Explain How Chemotherapy Causes Platelet Numbers To Plunge

Scientists have answered an age-old question on how platelets are formed, and also why low platelet numbers are a side effect of chemotherapy.

Doctors Manage Asthma In Pregnancy With Algorithm Against Inflammation Marker

An Australian-designed asthma management program has the potential to halve asthma attacks in pregnant women, the most common chronic medical disorder experienced by this group.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation To Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing

Researchers are using magnetic stimulators to jump start the brain after a stroke and repair swallowing functions which malfunction in over half of stroke patients.

Scientists Introduce “Trojan Horse” Bacteria Into Aedes Mosquito

The spread of dengue fever in northern Australia may be controlled by introducing a bacterium into the Aedes mosquito population, researchers say.

ABT-199 BH-3 Mimetic Enters Phase Ia Trial For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A molecule discovered 20 years ago at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia is now entering clinical trials to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Can Acupuncture Replace Drugs For Tension Headaches?

RMIT University researchers have begun recruiting volunteers for a new study investigating the use of acupuncture and counseling as a treatment for tension headaches.

‘Vanishing Twin’ Linked To Birth Defects In Surviving Baby

The strange "vanishing twin" phenomenon, in which only one child is born from a multiple pregnancy, has been shown to lead to an increased risk for congenital deformities in the surviving baby.

Key Molecule To Attack Tumor-Feeding Blood Vessels

Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered a key molecule needed to kill the blood vessels that supply tumors.