Breakthrough research may explain at last why we need sleep and what happens in our brains when we do.
Adam Jenney looks at two books that chart mankind’s battle against disease, the times we have won and the times we have not.
This peculiar animal hardly ages and never gets cancer. What is its secret?
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
Researchers have found a way to harness stem cells that could help us replace damaged organs.
Billions of dollars are wasted every year on inappropriate diagnostics and treatments. Rather than denying proven treatments, governments should plug the leaks.
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.
The battle to eradicate polio is a story of invention, prejudice, hardship, violence – and hope, says Todd Pitock.
After 30 years the US Supreme Court has finally drawn a line in the sand over genome patenting.
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.