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Australia's antibacterial honey

Researchers have found that the nectar-derived chemical that gives New Zealand's manuka honey its apparently unique antibacterial properties is also present in...

Life Scientist 20 January, 2017

Meet Leonie, the sexually fluid shark

A zebra shark named Leonie has just made history, becoming the first shark ever recorded to change from sexual to asexual reproduction.

Life Scientist 19 January, 2017

Bee sting vaccine and other allergy remedies on the way

Utilising a special adjuvant, Australian researchers have developed a vaccine for European honeybee stings that has been deemed highly effective in laboratory tests.

Life Scientist 18 January, 2017

Matching evolutionary adaptation to selection pressures

At first glance, many evolutionary adaptations appear to be unfavourable. However, a closer look at sickle cell disease and other adaptations reveals that in some cases...

Life Scientist 17 January, 2017

Mosquitoes genetically engineered to resist dengue

After decades of research and countless control attempts, US scientists have successfully engineered mosquitoes that have an increased resistance to infection by dengue fever.

Life Scientist 16 January, 2017

Biotechnology
'Dimmer switch' medicines: a revolution in treatment with fewer side effects

'Dimmer switch' medicines: a revolution in treatment with fewer side effects

By targeting previously unappreciated drug recognition sites in the body, a new class of medicine is on the horizon that will effectively treat...

Article 17 November, 2016
Health & Medical
Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

It may sound like something from the plot of a Johnny Depp movie, but overcooked vegetables have been identified as the primary culprit behind a...

Article 30 November, 2016
Life Sciences
Matching evolutionary adaptation to selection pressures

Matching evolutionary adaptation to selection pressures

At first glance, many evolutionary adaptations appear to be unfavourable. However, a closer look at sickle cell disease and other adaptations...

Article 17 January, 2017
Molecular Biology
Three-person IVF: mitochondrial donation approved in UK

Three-person IVF: mitochondrial donation approved in UK

The United Kingdom has become the first country to officially authorise the clinical use of mitochondrial donation IVF to enable healthy babies to...

Article 16 December, 2016
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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