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10/04/14

Biomedical animator Dr Maja Divjak has released a new animation, 'Inflammation and type 2 diabetes'.

New biomedical animations make their debut

Three new Australian biomedical animations will debut today, showcasing a world of pulsating cells, writhing proteins and dividing DNA as they capture Australian research and bring it to life.

The...

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08/04/14

Dr John Wentworth and colleagues from Monash University have shown that weight loss surgery, such as gastric banding, could be a valid option for treating overweight, but not obese, people with type 2 diabetes.

Gastric banding has a role in the fight against type 2 diabetes

Gastric banding might play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese, according to new Melbourne research.

The research showed that weight loss...

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08/04/14

Dr Ashley Ng and colleagues from the institute have solved a puzzle about how blood-making hormones stimulate the bone marrow to make platelets.

Solution to platelet ‘puzzle’ uncovers blood disorder link

Melbourne researchers have solved a puzzle as to how an essential blood-making hormone stimulates production of the blood clotting cells known as platelets.

Platelets are essential for stopping...

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