A virus scanner for a smartphone might not sound too exciting at first, but the device in question doesn't search for the latest malware; it scans biological samples for real viruses.
Electronic voltammetric tongues could help detect bladder cancer in its earliest stages with a small urine sample.
The renal probes are injected into the bloodstream and light up when they detect molecular changes caused by the onset of acute kidney failure.
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research has shown that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed.
The adhesive properties of mussels, and the possibility of their use in a wide range of surface engineering applications, have been detailed by US and Chinese researchers.
Researchers have discovered a gene that determines whether roots grow deep or shallow in the soil — and could be altered to help plants adapt to changing climates.
The semen of the male sea lamprey contains spermine, a highly specific and potent pheromone, which attracts ready-to-mate female sea lampreys.
Researchers from both Singapore and Sweden have, within a day of each other, announced their own blood tests for Alzheimer's disease.
Ovarian reserve — a marker of potential female fertility based on the number of resting follicles in the ovary — has been found in a large-scale study to be adversely affected by high levels of air pollution.
Astronomers have determined the precise location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves, thanks to the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope.
Cranberries are highly sought after for their tangy taste and the antioxidants they contain, but a new study provides evidence that they could also help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Monitoring blood levels with the prick of a finger could be replaced with just a breath, thanks to a ketone-monitoring device developed at the University of Sydney.
A computer-assisted diagnostic procedure helps physicians detect the growth of low-grade brain tumours earlier and at smaller volumes than visual comparison alone.
The leaves of three Southeast Asian plants are effective in stopping the growth of seven types of cancer. Anticancer properties were also demonstrated in three other medicinal plants.
US scientists have found a way to differentiate the subset of patients with prostate cancer who require more aggressive management and treatment.