Hendra virus can be found across a broad region of Australia, with a previously unidentified type of the virus found in flying foxes in the southern and western states.
A previously unknown virus that can infect and cause disease in humans has been identified by scientists in Japan.
The hormone prolactin — critical for milk production — acts in specific parts of the brain to reduce engagement in sustained periods of voluntary exercise in pregnancy.
An enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of pre-eclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.
The scientists argue for the 'carbohydrate-insulin model', which explains obesity as a metabolic disorder driven by what we eat, rather than how much.
Standing is associated with better insulin sensitivity, independently of a person's amount of daily physical activity, sitting time, fitness level or weight.
Researchers reveal more than 50 distinct cancer, immune and connective cell types and states which could assign breast cancers to one of nine cancer 'ecotypes'.
Rescue workers and volunteers who attended the World Trade Center site are beginning to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The maternal voice reduces signs of pain in premature babies when they undergo life-saving medical interventions.
Consuming higher amounts of Vitamin D — mainly from dietary sources — may help protect against developing young-onset colorectal cancer.
The absence of a protein that activates the body's antiviral defences can cause a rare, rheumatoid-like autoinflammatory condition.
People taking certain drugs to lower blood sugar for type 2 diabetes had less amyloid in the brain when compared to people not taking the drugs.
People who work night shifts are at increased risk of developing an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.
With more than one in five Australians estimated to live with a major sleep disorder, research and interest in plant-based therapies as a treatment for sleep disorders is increasing.
People who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34% lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease.