Genes. Even rice grains have them. Strangely enough, rice grains actually have more genes than humans! You might say “But we’re so complex, the “pinnacle of creation”, yet a grain of rice has more genes than I do? Shouldn’t I, the most complex being in the world, have more genes?
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Growing up, I had the option of pursuing either medicine or a career in research. I chose research and I have never looked back, until now.
Oral health is a significant public health issue. In Australia, tooth decay in children is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission requiring a general anaesthetic for 1 to 4 year olds.
The poor profile of pneumonia is a great mystery of modern paediatrics. It is beyond doubt that this is the most important paediatric problem in the world.
VCGS Associate Genetic Counsellor Justine Elliott answers some common questions about percept™
People of refugee background are ordinary people caught in exceptional circumstances. War and human rights abuse is a commonality for those fleeing from their home and country. We know that the impact of torture and trauma lasts for years, with impacts that are intergenerational.
Do you remember what you ate for dinner last night? What about the last movie you saw? What was the name of that person your friend introduced you to last week?
When twins are born, the first thing a parent asks is “are they identical?” If one’s a boy and one’s a girl, it’s easy – they are fraternal. With all the other twins, this is where things get complicated.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of childhood disability, with recent estimates suggesting that up to one in every 30 children will sustain a TBI before the age of 16.
While having a baby brings many new and exciting experiences, research shows that women are at their highest lifetime risk for mental ill health in the time before and after having a baby, and it is well known that postnatal depression is a common experience for many new mums.