A simple oral vaccine has managed to completely block the monkey equivalent of HIV, and human trials are on the way

A fascinating research project has seen two people send emails directly to each others’ minds.

The 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been traced to a single infection that started a chain of human-human transmission, and experts say it will not stop soon.

A new heart failure drug has been so successful in early trials that it is being fast-tracked for human use.

YouTube can do many things, but a new study says saving lives is probably not one of them.

Emoticons just don’t cut it - a new study says children’s social skills are being reduced by their excessive use of digital screens and media.

One of the world’s leading authorities in experimental immunology says Australian parents must think rationally about vaccination.

Australian firms operating in West Africa a preparing for the threat of Ebola outbreak, as the Federal Government pledges more money to fight the growing plague.

As almost 280 people are diagnosed each day, a new development could spare Australia’s 1.1 million diabetics some time and effort.

New research shows that autistic children have excess synapses, the connections between neurons, which do not decline with age.

As the modern world becomes more and more populated with graphics, images and videos, some researchers wonder how our brains can continue to cope.

A new study shows physically fit kids have beefier brains than their less fit peers.

The Western Australian Government has announced an inquiry into suicides among fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers.

Australian researchers say people should be more aware of epigenetics, and the various ways that a parent’s experiences can filter down to their child.

Stretchy bands of graphene could be used to make a new generation of implanted sensors.

Some government workers in Victoria say the drug ice has made their jobs near-impossibly difficult.

An Australian expert says the world needs better standards to reduce breast cancer mortality.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken a darker turn, with armed men attacking a quarantine centre in Liberia.

The state of Australian mouths has broadly improved in the last few decades, but it appears we are beginning to forget some important oral lessons.

Australia Post has emerged as a front-runner in the bidding to provide Medicare and PBS payments.

Research suggests that before a child is one year old, they already understand important differences between living beings and inanimate objects.

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