medical research

  • Why do millions stop breathing during sleep?
    Posted in: 2017, SA

    The airways of people with sleep apnoea collapse much more quickly than previously thought, say Adelaide researchers. It’s a finding which could help improve treatments for sleep apnoea. Up to 20 per cent of Australian adults have obstructive sleep apnoea, although many cases are undiagnosed. It means while people are sleeping their airway collapses repeatedly […]

  • Simple urine test for motor neurone disease
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    A researcher at Flinders University has developed a simple urine test that gives a quantitative measure of the severity of motor neurone disease. Up until now, the search for effective treatments has been hampered by the lack of direct measurement techniques. Researchers have depended on a questionnaire that asks how well the patient can perform […]

  • Taking the pressure off spinal cord injury
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    Spinal cord injury can leave the sufferer with life-changing disabilities including paralysis, reduced bowel and bladder control, loss of sexual ability, and chronic pain. In a world first, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that after a spinal cord injury, pressure builds up in the spinal cord, peaking three days after the accident. […]

  • Milk that protects against HIV
    Posted in: 2012, Vic

    Melbourne researchers have developed cows’ milk that protects human cells from HIV. The milk contains antibodies which defend against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The next step will be to develop it into a cream which women can apply to protect themselves from contracting HIV from sexual partner