Researchers link vaping to risk of oral disease
And the damaging effects aren’t linked to nicotine.
US researchers say just a few months of vaping puts healthy people on the brink of oral disease. The bacteria in t...
Genetic knowledge gets a serious boost
First major studies from consortium released.
It seems a long, long time since the Human Genome Project was declared complete: in fact, it’s just over 17 years, an...
The good things that live in your nose
It’s not just the gut that benefits from the right bacteria.
There are bacteria that choose to live in your nose, and that’s actually a good thing. Belgian studies suggest tha...
Inherited genetics may drive cancer's spread
Study with melanomas first to reveal a link.
US researchers say they have shown for the first time that our genes can promote metastasis, the process by which can...
Sport's back. How do players reduce risks?
We have to look at sweat and spit in completely new ways.
As we emerge from lockdown, so does our sport. And many sporting bodies are grappling with the best way to do this wh...
There may be a gene linked to thinness
International team looks at the other side of weight gain.
Scientists have identified a gene they believe may be linked to thinness – and potentially to resisting weight gain.I...
Ancestry link to cancer molecular makeup
But effects not shared across cancer types, study suggests.
Is there a connection between ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancers? That’s a question that has hovered ove...
Why are there so few antivirals?
It's all a question of cell biology, academics explain.
As the end of the second world war neared, mass production of the newly developed antibiotic penicillin enabled life-...
Good odds for baby number two using IVF
Analysis provides insights for second-time hopeful parents.
Many couples who have used in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to conceive a baby will likely need it again if they want ano...
Get a good night’s rest before tests
Monitoring confirms our brains replay memories while we sleep.
Students have long been told they should get a good night’s sleep before exams rather than cramming up to the last mi...
Yet more potential in viruses from poo
Danish researchers find links to two diseases.
Faecal transplants have been a thing for a while. It’s eight years since Cosmos first reported on their possible ...
Sentinel surveillance and COVID-19
Health researchers explain its role.
By international standards, Australia has had considerable success in containing the COVID-19 outbreak. As the number...