New discovery on the progression of dementia in Parkinson’s

An international study featuring Murdoch researchers has discovered a genetic variant with a five times higher risk factor for predicting the progression of dementia. Dementia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of disease progression in people with Parkinson’s disease, with a huge influence on quality of life, care givers…

Delta puts brakes on return to post-COVID normality

Nations across the globe hit new pandemic highs and reimposed COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday as the highly contagious Delta variant forced governments to put the brakes on plans to return to normality. The highly transmissible Delta variant, first detected in India, is sweeping the globe as countries race to inoculate…

New findings on obesity and response to cancer therapy

Liza Makowski, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and the UTHSC Center for Cancer Research, has long been interested in how the immune system is altered by obesity and how this impacts cancer risk and treatment. “Obesity is complex, because it can cause both inflammation and activate counter-inflammation pathways…