Bacteria seek safety before attacking teeth
Researchers get in close to study their structure.
The bacteria that cause tooth decay protect themselves by hiding in a multilayered community of other bacteria and po...
Malaria parasite has an inbuilt clock
Understanding its rhythm could help defeat it.
The parasite that causes malaria has its own internal clock, according to two new US studies published in the journal...
Study identifies gene variant linked to height
It’s common in Peru, but absent from European genomes.
Researchers in the US say they have identified the single largest genetic contributor to height known to date. The...
Why not all twins are identical
Academics explain an evolutionary puzzle.
When a mother gives birth to twins, the offspring are not always identical or even the same gender. Known as fraterna...
Ronald Ross explains malaria
He was the first to prove the link to mosquitoes.
In March this year, US President Donald Trump, for reasons that have yet to be made clear or acquire scientific valid...
Taking a look at RNA’s structure
Breakthrough may reveal more virus lifecycles.
This image, created by Australia’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), shows how the key genetic molecule RNA, in...
Cells like to move in crowds, it seems
Mathematical models contradict assumptions.
Cells don’t move and interact with each other in the way scientists have always believed, according to Australian res...
Polly Matzinger’s unique path to science
From waitress to one of the best in the world.
Few, if any, internationally renowned scientists came into their fields of expertise in such a roundabout way as Poll...
Immune cells found in breast ducts
Imaging shows they keep tissue healthy.
Australian researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell they say helps keep breast tissue healthy by regulat...
Genome regions linked to melanoma risk
Study highlights role of immune system.
A global collaboration of scientists has more than doubled the known number of regions on the human genome that influ...
Bacteria with robust memories
Researchers draw parallels to sophisticated neurons.
Bacteria may not be the simple organisms we take them for. US biologists have found that bacterial cells stimulated w...
New microscope sets new standards
Researchers detect interactions between molecules.
Australian scientists have reported achieving new levels of resolution in single-molecule microscopy, allowing them t...