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A Window Into The Schizophrenic Brain

Using stem cells in a dish, scientists have shown that the brain cells of schizophrenic patients is 90 percent less responsive to activity.

BGI Establishes Asia-Pacific HQ In Queensland, Australia

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute will serve as BGI's R&D and commercialization headquarters in the region.

Why Malaria Vaccines Just Don’t Seem To Work For Long

Antibodies aren't enough—vaccines that also generate immune cells called CD8+ T cells can protect against malaria in the longer term.

Long-Range Allergy Gene Found

A genetic variant present in 20 percent of the population has been linked to allergy-causing inflammation.

The Genetics Of Why Ovarian Cancer Treatments Fail

By using whole genome sequencing on 92 ovarian tumors, researchers have uncovered genes which confer resistance to chemotherapy.

Electrical ‘Earthquakes’ Predict Outcomes For Pre-term Babies

Spikes of brain activity can be used to help pre-empt complications in extremely premature babies, study says.

Scientists Develop ‘Breath Test’ For Malaria

Chemicals in the patient's breath could one day be used to detect malaria infections.

New Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility Loci Identified

A study of almost 70,000 women has identified six new genes linked to ovarian cancer.

Making Bone Marrow Transplants Safer

A drug already approved for rheumatoid arthritis could also help prevent graft-versus-host disease in bone marrow transplant recipients.

The Chromosomal Catastrophes Behind Esophageal Cancer

A study using whole genome sequencing has shown that esophageal cancer patients have highly mutated and rearranged genomes.