Medicine
Viruses could soon be used to clear the skin of people with acne. Image: Deklofenak/Shutterstock

A new viral treatment for acne has been developed

Viruses that live on the skin naturally quash acne-causing bacteria.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis stained [red] in sputum sample. Image: Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

Fighting tuberculosis with soil bacterium

A natural compound found in soil kills antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium  tuberculosis.

Limiting the amount of SO after brain injury is key to effective emergency treatment and full recovery of trauma patients.

Nanoparticles restore blood flow after brain injury

  Carbon nanoparticles quench potent free radicals and stabilise cerebral blood flow.

Many meat and diary products contain low levels of antibiotics. Image: Shutterstock

Obesity linked to early-life antibiotics exposure

Antibiotics may promote fat growth and alter the human microbiome.

Sneezing dispels irritating particles from the nose. Image: Shutterstock

Why do we sneeze?

Sneezing helps us reboot our body.

Stem cells can differentiate into many diverse cell types including those that make up blood vessels. Image: Shutterstock

Making blood vessels from liposuction fat

Healthy blood vessels can now be grown from adult stem cells extracted during liposuction.

Running with proper forefoot or midfoot strike can be safe. Image: Shutterstock

Is it better to run without shoes?

With the London Olympics fast approaching we have a few tips to assist your athletic performance.

Sea anemones have venomous tentacles, which they use to capture prey. Image: Shutterstock

Sea anemone venom as autoimmune disease treatment

A compound found in anemone venom could soon be the first line treatment for people with multiple sclerosis. 

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New hope for breast cancer patients

Researchers unlock the key to the spread of breast cancer.

Newborn twins may share DNA, but they could have different epigenetic profiles. Image: Tish1/Shutterstock

DNA differences start in the womb

Australian researchers demonstrate the importance of your environment before birth.

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