An experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment is proving effective at treating some of the most persistent, life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Whereas adults process most discrete neural tasks in specific areas in one or the other of their brain's two hemispheres, infants and young children use both.
Droplets of fat inside our cells are helping the body's defence system fight back against infection, serving as both a food source for and a weapon against bacterial invaders.
Researchers have provided new evidence that fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits, running counter to popular scientific accounts.
Melbourne researchers have revealed that the gut microbiome is selected and starts developing as early as five months in utero, rather than during the birthing process.
A new exploratory study suggests that the peripheral nervous system — the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations — may play a role in autism.
It may be possible to treat a troublesome chronic cough without disrupting the protective cough we need for optimal lung health by targeting the different brain circuits involved.
Researchers have uncovered a key strategy the immune system uses to generate effective antibodies, which could inform vaccine design for some challenging viruses.
By blocking an immune sensor called STING, researchers could dramatically prevent inflammation in MND patient cells, paving the way for a new class of drugs.
Johnson & Johnson says it has temporarily paused all its COVID-19 vaccine trials, and CSIRO denies that changes in the virus would affect the efficacy of vaccine candidates.
Researchers have revealed a significant increase in the prevalence of the median artery in humans since the late 19th century, suggesting that our species is still evolving.
A growing body of evidence suggests that obesity is a disease whose roots are in the brain.
Scientists have identified and characterised the gene responsible for immune cell death and inflammation during sepsis — a disease that kills 11 million people per year.
Adults conceived through sperm donation report higher frequencies of allergies, type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions.
Signature brain activity in three-month-old infants has been used to predict symptoms of autism spectrum disorder that wouldn't be visible until later in life.