The breakthrough offers a new direction for treating a host of serious conditions — from diabetes to stroke — and explains why other promising treatments have failed.
Two separate studies published in recent weeks have revealed how sleep strengthens the immune system and cleans the brain — so long as you get enough of it.
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains.
Recent studies into antibiotic resistance have revealed how this phenomenon occurs in the first place, how it spreads between bacteria and how to stop it in its tracks.
The new funding will enable the manufacture and testing of a number of Strep A vaccines currently being developed and fast-tracking of clinical trials in Australia.
UK researchers developed cells from Crohn's disease patients with a molecule called RAR568, which makes the cells behave more like cells from healthy people.
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring, according to new research in zebrafish.
Some human pancreatic cells can be reprogrammed to produce insulin, potentially compensating for the loss or dysfunction of cells that naturally produce this hormone.
The Australian Government has announced a $10 million investment in the Translational Phenomics Initiative.
Researchers have identified specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provided evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds.
A synthetic anti-Zika gene has been injected into mosquito embryos, preventing them from picking up the virus when feeding.
Immunologists are seeking to boost awareness of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) — an allergic reaction in the stomach that is often misdiagnosed.
Scientists have found that a cellular recycling process called autophagy, previously thought to fuel cancer's growth, can actually prevent it.
While the number of golden staph (Staphylococcus aureus) infections in hospitals have declined over the last few years, the number of infections acquired outside hospitals are on the rise.
Promiscuity in female fruit flies reduces male competition before mating, while increasing their competition to fertilise the female's eggs after mating.