San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Sydney are collaborating to save the Tasmanian devil. The institutions are working on the reintroduction and management of a population free of devil facial tumour disease.
Researchers from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have suggested that it could be possible to treat melanoma by cutting off its food source.
Researchers from the University of Wroclaw have found a link between body mass index (BMI) and the number of bacteria colonising noses.
Detect, destroy, remember is the mantra of the immune system as it campaigns against infectious invaders and the body's own abnormal cells. And now immunotherapy is finally offering viable treatment options for some cancers.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute have discovered that a man's seminal fluid plays a major role in various developmental stages of his offspring, including future health conditions. Their research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Research conducted at the University of Melbourne has found that the presence of a sixth sense, also known as extrasensory perception (ESP), exists in some form but is nothing extraordinary.
Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered a cellular protein that is important for keeping cancer cells alive and is thus a suitable target for treatment. Their results have been published in the journal Genes & Development.
Researchers have noted that the villains of fantasy literature have a tendency to dwell in darkness and eat a poor diet. From this, they theorise that the creatures are left lacking in vitamin D.
An international research team has discovered more than 30 new - and so far unclassified - species of Antarctic marine life. After a lengthy categorisation period, their findings have been published in the journal Continental Shelf Research.
All animals have to make decisions every day - often as a group to help their survival. Researchers from Arizona State University, hoping to understand how the collective decision-making process arises out of individually ignorant ants, have conducted an experiment which found that the creatures can change their decision-making strategies based on experience.
A team of international scientists, including Flinders University animal studies expert Dr Guido J Parra, has found evidence to suggest the recognition of at least four distinct species in the humpback dolphin family - one of which is completely new to science.
Researchers from the University of São Paulo have found that insects modify their mating behaviour in response to the changes in air pressure which precede a storm. By reducing mating during wind and rain, it is suggested that the insects are also reducing their risk of injury or death.
Researchers at Otago and Heidelberg Universities have discovered how the brain circuitry vital to normal fertility in humans and other mammals operates. Their findings have been published in the international journal Nature Communications.
Researchers at the University of Oxford, University of Notre Dame and F Hoffmann-La Roche have identified a mechanism that limits the ability of the body clock to adjust to changes in patterns of light and dark. This in turn reveals why the body is so slow to recover from jet lag.
Melbourne researchers have found that the cytokine interleukin-11 (IL-11) plays a bigger role than thought in the growth and development of gastrointestinal cancers.