Anna Kosmynina

Anna Kosmynina is a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

Anna Kosmynina is a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

  • Yeasts lose DNA-repair genes, and thrive

    Some species have lost protective genes but suffered no ill effect.

    Researchers have discovered a genus of yeast that has lost many of the genes that help other organisms stay cancer-fr...

    May 21, 2019
  • In government we trust? It’s complicated

    Willingness to be vulnerable in the face of power.

    There may be more to trusting governments than mere likeability.  Previous research into political trust has more or...

    May 16, 2019
  • ‘Speculative’ link to homosexuality

    Possible clues about genetic differences between heterosexual and homosexual men.

    Scientists in the US looked at the whole genomes of around 1000 homosexual men and 1200 heterosexual men, finding sev...

    December 7, 2017
  • Can the Great Barrier Reef regenerate?

    A new study raises hopes for the reef, but sceptical scientists say the threat posed by global wa...

    The Great Barrier Reef’s health could be boosted by just 3 per cent of its reefs, according to an Australian-led stud...

    December 1, 2017
  • Gut bacteria could be the link between salt and high blood pressure

    Salt could be related to high blood pressure because of its effect on gut bacteria.

    A new study has found that a high-salt diet reduced Lactobacillus bacteria in the guts of mice and increased producti...

    November 17, 2017
  • Babies with older siblings more likely to be hospitalised with the flu

    While young babies cannot be immunised, there are ways to reduce chances of getting sick.

    Children under two years are more likely to end up in hospital with the flu if they have an older sibling, a UK study...

    September 28, 2017
  • Flesh-eating disease breaks out in Australia

    When tropical disease arrives in a developed country, calls for further research follow.

    Cases of Buruli ulcer, a rare flesh-eating disease, are on the rise on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne in Vic...

    September 21, 2017

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