Aussie researchers close to schizophrenia breakthrough

AUSTRALIAN researchers are getting closer to finding a solution to helping sufferers of schizophrenia deal with the chemical balance.

Researchers at Monash University, together with United States researchers, may have found a drug which "dials down" the effects of the disease.

The drug, called SB269652, could potentially modulate the effects of dopamine - a key chemical in the brain - on the brains' dopamine receptors.

While only in its early stages, it could help reduce the effect of dopamine on the brain, without the side effects of other drugs which turn it off completely.



Community empties pockets for house fire victims

Community empties pockets for house fire victims

THE tenants of a horrific house fire have received enormous support.

Corals making cloud umbrellas to keep cool

Corals making cloud umbrellas to keep cool

Scientist analysed 15 years of data to reach astonishing conclusion.

BREAKING: More assets join desperate search for pilot

BREAKING: More assets join desperate search for pilot

More assets join search tomorrow.

Local Partners