Does the thought of moving house stress you out? You’re not alone – Dr Carly Kenkel, a post-doctoral scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, has found that relocating—even a short distance—can also be stressful for corals.
It may be possible to reduce the pain of inflammatory bowel disease using an extract from a traditional Himalayan medicine, according to Cairns researchers. The blue rocket (or wolf’s bane) herb, which grows in the Bhutanese Himalayas, has historically been used to treat chronic infections and inflammation. Ironically, the herb and its relations are even […]
High-intensity exercise slows the progression of kidney disease say Central Queensland researchers. The exercise improves the expression of genes that are important for blood-pressure regulation and reducing cellular and molecular damage to the kidneys.
A new smartphone app provides an immediate alert when foodstuffs in shops, homes and restaurants have been declared risky. Contaminated foodstuffs, which may carry bacterial hazards or undeclared allergens, can cause as many as 70 to 80 food recalls per year, issued by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
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