The ability to grow new kidneys from stem cells might transform our treatment for kidney disease.
Tony Nutt, former close advisor to John Howard, is set to become the new federal director of the Liberal Party after Brian Loughnane confirmed on Thursday that he will soon leave the job.
Former prime ministers Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have in common highly negative views about the media, according to ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson.
Australia's highest court has ruled a gene mutation linked to cancer cannot be patented, ending a long battle over whether companies can own the rights to genetic material.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
Universities Australia on Wednesday is releasing a pre-election blueprint calling for major investment in research and innovation.
Nauru has announced that its detention facility has become an “open centre” and all refugee claims will be processed within a week.
Michael Robotham is the second Australian writer to win the Golden Dagger, but is his book Australian? And does it matter?
The 1000 Genome Project has revealed the genetic variations that exist among people around the world, and discovered that some people are missing many genes.
New Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the Turnbull government will abandon plans to deregulate university fees in time for 2016.
In some parts of Australia, patients are twice to three times more likely to avoid seeing their GP because they can't afford it, according to figures released today.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says government spending needs to be reduced in the long term to 24% of GDP "at the most".
Australians are picking up some of the slack of government belt-tightening by paying more for health, with experts concerned this could reduce the equity in Australia's health system.
New Treasurer Scott Morrison has declared the budget has a spending problem not a revenue one and said tax reform must help people "work, save and invest" - the government's new slogan.
The change of prime minister has put the Coalition ahead in Newspoll for the first time since before the 2014 draconian budget.
On September 21, The Conversation will speak French. We publish four English-language sites in Africa, UK, the United States and Australia, and now The Conversation France.
Malcolm Turnbull has five women in his new cabinet, including the nation's first female defence minister, in a reshuffle that cuts a swathe through the Abbott ministry to promote massive "renewal".
Two losers in Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle have pre-empted the prime minister's unveiling of his ministry by announcing their demise.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics
Researchers have found a promising way of kicking the AIDS virus out of its hiding place in infected cells, potentially removing the main obstacle to curing HIV.
The Nationals, who have previously been suspicious of Malcolm Turnbull, have used the negotiation of a fresh Coalition agreement with the new prime minister to extract a range of concessions.
Tony Abbott has lashed out at "a febrile media culture that rewards treachery" while pledging not to be a "wrecker", in his first public comments after being removed as leader.
Malcolm Turnbull has seized the prime ministership from Tony Abbott by 54-44 in a late-night vote that transforms the federal political landscape.
Tony Abbott has announced Liberal MPs will vote on Monday night for the leadership and deputy leadership, after Malcolm Turnbull’s challenge to the Prime Minister’s leadership.
Leadership tensions are set to overshadow the final week of the Canning byelection campaign.