Genome sequencing technologies have transformed biological research in many ways, but have had a much smaller effect on the treatment of common diseases.
Research suggests that scientists' understanding of biological age may not be as robust as we thought.
Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, is highly infectious among people in confined places – like cruise ships. But not everyone is equally vulnerable. Your blood type may determine if you get sick.
Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
It's imperative that there's research into the nature, extent, mobility and consequences of antibiotic resistance.
We've known how to control typhoid for over 100 years. The rapid current increase of drug-resistant variants in both rich and poor countries is down to decades of short-sighted global health policies.
We asked five experts if your mental state can affect how well you recover from illness and disease. Five out of five said yes.
This breakthrough could be key in fighting antibiotic resistance.
A promising new approach to treating MS tricks defective immune cells into thinking they are attacking the body, when they are in fact being attacked themselves.
Entire populations of prawn 'super-females' are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.
The idea behind regenerative medicine is that the patient is both the donor and recipient of healthy tissue grown from stem cells. But sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected. Now we know why.
The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.
A tick expert explains his work trying to understand why the abundance of the parasites vary so much from location to location and year to year.
Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.
Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.
Using a large family whose members suffered from mitral valve prolapse, one of the most common heart diseases worldwide, researchers have discovered one cause of the disorder.
An economics risk analysis offers some insight into the modern anti-vaxx movement.
On your marks, get ready, go! Australian researchers compete in a global event to try to stop fungal diseases.
Scientists identified the general pattern of measles infections as a country moves toward eliminating the disease. This roadmap can help public health workers most efficiently fight and end measles.
The way humans share the world with wildlife has rapidly changed – and this is having a serious impact on the spread of pathogens.