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Of mice and men: why animal trial results don’t always translate to humans

Throughout the era of modern medicine, animals have been used extensively to develop and test therapies before they are tested in humans. Virtually every medical therapy in use today

Medicine & health

Revealed: brain ‘switch’ tells body to burn fat after a meal

Scientists at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found a mechanism by which the brain coordinates feeding with energy expenditure.

Medicine & health
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Lifespan doubly extended by combining two anti-ageing interventions: study finds

An international study involving a Monash University biologist has found that extra-long life can be achieved by combining a genetic manipulation that turns down insulin signalling with optimal diets.

Science
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Slow marine snails use insulin to drug prey

Researchers have discovered that the hormone, insulin, which regulates energy metabolism in humans, is used by a marine snail to subdue and capture its prey. Published this week in PNAS,...

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Slow marine snails use insulin to drug prey

Researchers have discovered that the hormone, insulin, which regulates energy metabolism in humans, is used by a marine snail to subdue and capture its prey. Published this week in PNAS,...

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International backing for promising Alzheimer's treatment

The development of a new drug that could both halt the development and alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease has been backed by a leading European pharmaceutical company. French pharmaceutical...

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International backing for promising Alzheimer's treatment

The development of a new drug that could both halt the development and alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease has been backed by a leading European pharmaceutical company. French pharmaceutical...