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Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism

People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations – found both in the brain and the gut – could be the cause.

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Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism

People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations – found both in the brain and the gut – could be the cause.

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Rapid rise in Times Higher Education rankings

RMIT has risen 60 places in the 2020 Times Higher Education World Universities rankings released today.

More targeted, less toxic: the golden future of cancer treatment

Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects.

New hope for treatment to cure malaria and stop it spreading

The latest finding in a decades long research collaboration looks set to pave the way for the development of new malaria drugs that could both treat and block transmission of the deadly disease.

Research improves mental health service quality, wins top prize

Research into how people with lived experience can best contribute to mental health services has been recognised for its impact by industry.

This high-tech stick can predict your risk of heart problems

A hand-held device to predict heart failure based on saliva could help millions of potential victims take preventative steps to avoid their fate.

Lab-on-a-chip drives search for new drugs to prevent blood clots

A tiny lab the size of a postage stamp could be the next big thing in the search for safer anti-clotting drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Rising through world academic rankings

RMIT has continued to rise as a global leader, climbing 16 places in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Researchers look to the skies for stroke response breakthrough

How do you put a 500kg CT machine in an Air Ambulance helicopter or fixed wing plane? That’s the challenge researchers face in a bid to transform access to emergency stroke treatment.

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