DEA / M. SANTINI via Getty Images
De Agostini Picture Library
The expedition will take place over Summer.
The Nicotiana benthamiana plant is "a workhorse plant that’s been used for decades in plant research," say scientists developing a promising new polio vaccine.
There are cold cases and then there's this.
Plants are like a factory, powered by sunlight to manufacture food using carbon dioxide and water. Now, scientists have found a way to use a tobacco-like plant to create particles for a new polio vacc...
The findings show the real risks of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
Carlos Jasso / Reuters
You'll pay more if you don't buy online or live in NSW or WA.
David Gray / Reuters
Now is the time to re-download that app.
Genetics of Depression
It's a big leap forward in combating the destructive pest.
Solvin Zankl / naturepl.com via Getty Images
More than 20,000 Australians could be part of a landmark study.
Mike Segar / Reuters
In the scientific world the wall is known as the "Curtain Of Death".
wildpixel via Getty Images
It's time to prepare and innovate to compete with the giant.
Kirillm via Getty Images
New genetic data sheds light on the disorder’s many different faces.
In 13 different languages.
from2015 via Getty Images
The condition has been linked to abnormal immune system cells.
Supplied/University of Sydney
The findings are a product of Australia's contribution in an international effort to map out cancer-causing mutations.
A trick of the eye could cause trouble for police line-ups.
A new experiment testing a non-hormonal, injectable form of contraception on male monkeys has proven successful, bringing us one step closer to long-term birth control for men. In a yearslong study in...
Trump wants to end NASA's climate research. This is what it means for Australia.
Nutrition studies might not be as accurate as you think.
Women are badass coders. True story.
Researchers asked them how they felt about that discrepancy.
A new trial drug targets the protein that creates inflammation of the lungs.
Buena Vista Images via Getty Images
Researchers say the blood test, which is the first of its kind, can reveal early mild cognitive impairment.
gbh007 via Getty Images
In a society where efficiency and quick delivery are prized, investing millions in cancer research can seem like it produces very poor returns, very slowly. So it's clear to me that there is one obvious thing that needs to happen, globally and without exception.
Kathrin Ziegler via Getty Images
The link between sexually transmitted infection Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and breast cancer has been strengthened by a new Australian study showing the virus gene sequences to be active in some breas...
No, we're not joking. Recent research has revealed the very exciting possibility that taking a break from your diet -- or having a "diet holiday" -- may not actually impede your weight loss efforts, b...
Last week I had the pleasure of launching the Australian Charities Report 2014 -- the second-ever charity census. While the Australian Charities Report 2013 captured attention as the inaugural censu...
A possible solution to reducing Australia's carbon emissions may lie at the bottom of the ocean, and the Federal Government is eyeing off 'Blue Carbon' as a weapon against climate change. Off Sydney’s...
Hero Images via Getty Images
Carrie Bickmore's Logies acceptance speech went viral in May, after The Project host used the podium to shine the spotlight on brain cancer. Bickmore told the crowd, and millions who later saw the spe...
Colin Cosier / Fairfax Media
The next generation of Australians is less patriotic and more accepting of cultural diversity than their parents and grandparents. The annual Scanlon Foundation report Mapping Social Cohesion showed 8...
mikifinn via Getty Images
While the 100 scientists and crew heading off to Antarctica on Thursday will miss Christmas and New Year's Eve with their loved ones, they wouldn't have it any other way. Voyage leader Leanne Millhous...
So, you want to lose weight. A gluten-free diet might be one that you haven't tried before, but does it result in true, long term weight loss, or will it just be another quick fix?
It appears size does matter when it comes to sex, but no, we're not talking penis size. A new study has found links between a person's height, weight and the number of sexual partners they've had. The...