Health and genetics


Nightly fix for a dirty mind

Monday, 23 December 2013

Breakthrough research may explain at last why we need sleep and what happens in our brains when we do.


Pandemics and plagues: the fight of our lives

Monday, 16 December 2013

Adam Jenney looks at two books that chart mankind’s battle against disease, the times we have won and the times we have not.


The naked mole rat: not just a pretty face

Monday, 28 October 2013

This peculiar animal hardly ages and never gets cancer. What is its secret?


A treatment for heart failure?

Monday, 14 October 2013

First in a new series where we ask researchers to tell us about the recent papers that have excited them the most. This week, Nadia Rosenthal


Grow your own liver

Monday, 7 October 2013

Researchers have found a way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.

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Body Talk: When rigour unravels

Monday, 7 October 2013

Billions of dollars are wasted every year on inappropriate diagnostics and treatments. Rather than denying proven treatments, governments should plug the leaks.


Turbo-charged rice for a hungry planet

Monday, 23 September 2013

As the population hurtles toward nine billion, a team of plant engineers is on a ‘mission impossible’ to retrofit the turbocharged engine of corn into the world’s top staple crop.


A clean bill of health

Monday, 9 September 2013

The battle to eradicate polio is a story of invention, prejudice, hardship, violence – and hope, says Todd Pitock.

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Your genes are now your own

Monday, 9 September 2013

After 30 years the US Supreme Court has finally drawn a line in the sand over genome patenting.

Nural Cokcetin (right) with one of her PhD supervisors, microbiologist Shona Blair.

Sweet solution

Friday, 31 May 2013

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, along with our understanding of the importance of gut health, Nural Cokcetin looks at the potential of Australian honey to help.


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