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How does a hippo know it should be big? How does a hippo know it should be big? PA/David Cheskin

Hippos and bumblebee bats can teach us about cancer

Mammals display an incredible diversity in size. The largest mammal, the blue whale, can grow up to 30m long and weigh up to 200 tonnes. Now compare that to the Bumblebee bat, which is 3cm long and weighs…
Jacques Miller discovered the function of the thymus gland, which changed immunology forever. Jacques Miller discovered the function of the thymus gland, which changed immunology forever.

Gus Nossal: It’s Australian Jacques Miller’s turn for a Nobel Prize

Every year at the beginning of October, a frisson runs through the global medical research community. Who will win the greatest lottery of them all, the Nobel Prize for Medicine? In a cynical and sceptical…
A new study shows the liver destroys the cells responsible for rejected organ transplants. A new study shows the liver destroys the cells responsible for rejected organ transplants.

Wonder organ – how the liver finds and destroys immune cells

Most people only think about their liver when recovering from a big night of drinking when it’s busily producing enzymes to break down the alcohol. But this “factory” of the body is vital for survival…

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A new dimension of cell growth research

Cell growth has been given another dimension as researchers learn to measure and classify the shapes cells take in different…

Discovery into plant immunity

An important cog in the molecular machinery of plant immunity discovered by researchers could help ensure food security…

Human cells know when to zip it

We’ve known for a while that human cells “talk” to one another, but new research has found thy know when to shut up, too…

Salmonella finds new way to harm

New research shows salmonella bacteria have modified, attacking the protein-building process to sustain its capacity to create…