There are two types of rhinitis and asthma that act through two different biological pathways in the body. Professor David Price discusses how scientists are focused on discovering exactly how these pathways work so they can develop new treatments and come up with a cure for allergy and asthma.
Part of an oncologist’s job is to give people bad news. Once that conversation occurs, everything changes and things will never be the same again. Professor Tia Higano reveals her approach to tackling cancer and supporting her patients.
The common cold is the world's most common virus. It affects everyone at some point. Professor Nikos Papadopoulos gives you expert insight into why the cold virus is so successful and why this virus is really flourishing these days.
Our bodies are interacting with substances that induce allergies everyday. World expert Professor Nikos Papadopoulos takes a look at the cellular war that takes place in people's bodies when 'enemy' proteins pass by.
The Holy Grail in MS is to find something to promote the regeneration of the protective fatty sheath that wraps around nerves. So the focus is now directed towards the eye and the speed of electrical impulses travelling from the retina to the brain along the optic nerve.
Multiple sclerosis was always thought of as a disease where the immune system attacks normal brain tissue. But research indicates the immune system may not be to blame. Instead, the thinking is the fatty wrapping around the nerves commit suicide destroying the nerve fibres.
Associate Professor Simon Lewis introduces the different types of dementia, explaining how they vary and some of the clues to eventually being able to stop the disease.
Professor Markus Schlaich discusses the mechanisms that cause high blood pressure, its impact on people’s health and the potential of a new one-off method to tackle a disease that sticks with a person for life.
Professor Stephan Schug looks at acute and chronic pain emphasising the different treatment approaches, the importance of exercise in combating chronic pain and the benefits of a holistic approach to treatment.
Associate Professor Brendon Yee discusses deep sleep disorders. Night terrors, sleep walking and confusional arousal are three of the most common non-REM sleep problems and occur when a person’s sleep stage transition behaviour is immature or disordered.
Associate Professor Simon Lewis of the Brain and Mind Institute, Australia on the probable causes of this prevalent disease, the role of sleep disorders and Parkinson’s potential for being a infective prion disease.
World sleep expert, Professor Ron Grunstein, Head of Sleep Medicine at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research discusses dreaming, the stages of sleep and their importance for a happy and healthy lifestyle.
World sleep expert, Professor Ron Grunstein, Head of Sleep Medicine at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Australia looks at how we push the limits of sleep and the impact that is having on society, the workplace and the education system.