Vic

  • Peanut Allergy: a pain in the guts
    Posted in: 2019, Vic

    Peanut Allergy: a pain in the guts Deakin researcher discovers allergy mechanism. Peanut allergens cross a model of the gut lining, causing it to leak, new research by Dr Dwan Price from Deakin University in Victoria has revealed. The allergens hijack the transport mechanisms of cells in the intestine, disrupting the bonds that hold the […]

  • Family matters in autism outcomes
    Posted in: 2019, Uncategorized, Vic

    Family matters in autism outcomes Cognition is influenced by siblings, researchers find. Autistic children with autistic siblings have better cognition than those who are the only family member with the condition, researchers have found. Importantly, the outcome does not depend on birth order. Although previous studies have identified that having autistic siblings leads to better […]

  • Researchers use sound to deliver drugs
    Posted in: 2019, Vic

    Researchers use sound to deliver drugs A technique adapted from telecommunications promises more effective cancer treatments. Drugs can be delivered into individual cells by using soundwaves, Melbourne researchers have discovered. Adapting a technique used in the telecommunications industry for decades, Dr Shwathy Ramesan from RMIT, and colleagues, used the mechanical force of sound to push […]