New molecule may lead to inflammation inhibitor

Scientists have developed a new drug-like molecule that can inhibit inflammation. The find has shown promise in preventing the progression of multiple sclerosis.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have developed a small drug-like molecule called WEHI-345 that binds to and inhibits a key immune signaling protein called RIPK2. 151 more words

DNA testing firm trying to figure out genetics behind ‘The Dress’

TORONTO – The Internet has finally recovered from the great dress debate of 2015, but genetic testing firm 23andMe is still focused on finding out whether its users see black and blue or white and gold. 282 more words


Heat Acclimatization Research

Strenuous physical activity in hot, humid environments places individuals at great risk for heat-related illnesses and exertional heat stroke. Annually, many individuals, such as athletes, occupational workers, and soldiers suffer from these conditions. 280 more words

Heat Acclimatization

Baby steps towards building a social work research culture

After resisting Twitter and blogging for a long time I have now yielded to the power of social media having been persuaded by a conversation with a social work lecturer (thanks Pete!).   484 more words

Research Studies

The road to research nursing: Our newest nurse

Hello! I’m Michael and I have just started at the Clinical Trials Centre at St Mary’s.

My role at the centre is working as a Research Charge Nurse for HIV vaccination trials. 341 more words

Congenital Heart Disease in Infants

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in healthy and preemie children alike, and the leading cause of infant mortality in most countries.  Nearly one out of every 125 children in the world are born with CHD, 40,000 of these annual cases in the United States alone.  1,061 more words

Research Studies

UEA Sona System

At UEA, at least in the Psychology school there is this thing called the Sona System. This essentially means that over the first two years of the course, students are expected to participate in the research of final year students for their projects and dissertations, and the research of PHD and postgraduate students. 278 more words