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28 December 2020

Just when I thought I was getting on top of the rules, with a Covid-compatible Christmas gift-wrapped and ready to go,...

05 December 2020

A third of the human brain is devoted solely to making sense of what we see, so it's not surprising that graphs...

01 December 2020

For humans, the ability to recognise, process and memorise faces is arguably one of our most important skills.

05 November 2020

Patches of 'e-skin' could restore lost sensation and detect disease

05 September 2020

Llamas, new research has revealed, may be harbouring an immune trick that is a potent therapy for Covid-19...

02 September 2020

Researchers in Western Australia have created a buzz about how honeybee venom kills breast cancer cells...

27 August 2020

We can programme plants to grow biomolecules. Is farming the future of vaccines?

17 August 2020

The world is in the grip of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. What advances have we made against the threat?

13 August 2020

How coronavirus is amplifying sex differences in medicine

03 August 2020

When you're sedated, there are radical changes to the architecture of your brain...

30 July 2020

Two emerging routes to a new pancreas

20 July 2020

Air pollution and brain development: when does the damage start?

25 June 2020

Antibiotic alternatives based on bacterial war tactics

13 June 2020

Antibodies to other human coronaviruses are gone within a year of infection, so what is the prospect for long-term...

11 June 2020

A Q&A with mental health expert Professor David Baldwin

06 June 2020

How rapidly is Covid-19 mutating, and what do these mutations mean for the future of the pandemic?

26 May 2020

Can our feline friends contract and transmit the Covid-19 coronavirus?

21 May 2020

‘The aim is to find the monoclonal’ hunting for antibodies to treat Covid-19

21 May 2020

A Brisbane-based research team are discovering species in the gut microbiome of IBD sufferers.

16 May 2020

How does remdesivir work, and what might this mean for the treatment of coronavirus infection...

14 May 2020

Why the brain won’t let us tickle ourselves...

12 May 2020

The NHS contact tracing app has arrived, and is causing controversy...

08 May 2020

When you're swabbed for coronavirus infection, what are they looking for, and how does that differ from an...

07 May 2020

Could the sound of your voice help fight Covid-19 in the future?