How teeth sense cold temperatures
New research identifies a protein in teeth that senses the cold.
Cold teeth can be painful, particularly if they’re decayed. In a new paper, published in Science Advances, scientists...
The science behind the blastocyst and iBlastoid
Monash University-led research team turns skin cells into early-stage embryo model.
Left to right: Jia Tan, Jose Polo, Xiaodong (Ethan) Liu. Credit: Monash University It was an unanticipated event t...
Squeeze like a fungus
Some fungi species squeeze between cells
As icky as it sounds, some species of fungus can literally squeeze themselves between plant or animal cells and nestl...
Tear glands cry in a dish
Human stem-cell derived organoids make tears.
A team of researchers, led by Marie Bannier-Hélaouët of the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands, has developed orga...
Mammal predators can be tricked into leaving vulnerable NZ birds alone.
It’s not only humans who can be fooled with misinformation to change their choices. Animals can be tricked too, it se...
Long-held theory of vertebrate evolution upended
Fossils indicate lamprey larvae have evolved – probably not ancient.
For a long time, it was thought that lampreys – jawless fish of the superclass Cyclostomata – were remnants of a past...
Most life-like bone organoid to date.
Put away your Skele-gro, because growing new bones might be the realm of science, not magic. Researchers at Eindho...
Headless? No hindrance…
Japanese researchers discover a remarkable ability in an already interesting sea slug.
Move aside salamander, this sea slug is about to blow your regeneration powers out of the water. Scientists from N...
Explainer: mutation and disease in the Folbigg case
The major consequences of genetic mutation.
The recent petition calling for Kathleen Folbigg’s release hinges on cutting edge science that has identified a small...
Folbigg case: timelines compared
How the advancement of genomic sequencing informed the Folbigg story
Genomic data was not available during the first trial of the Folbigg case. Now that technology has improved the effic...
Genetically modified mosquitoes for better health
Research has found that disease-resistant mosquitoes could lower disease transmission.
What is the risk of getting a disease from a genetically modified mozzie? Mosquitoes are responsible for spreading...
Dazzle to survive
Scientists reveal the evolutionary history of fairy wrasses.
Diversification of the stunningly colourful fairy wrasses was propelled by sea-level changes during the last ice age,...