Confessions of a professional baby maker
Reproductive biologist David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development and how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies.
Epigenetics: Asking cancer the right question
The University of Melbourne is leading research into epigenetic treatments for cancer; learning more about the chromatin biology that regulates our genes.
Cleaner safe air needs you!
Citizen scientists wearing air monitors are key to a big data project aimed at identifying where the bad air is in our cities and driving policy change.
Peter Doherty, 20 years after the Nobel Prize
Professor Peter Doherty shared medicine's Nobel Prize 20 years ago for his work fighting cancer. Today, this unconventional immunologist is still making waves.
Wiping cancer from our hard drives
Professor Sean Grimmond is bringing groundbreaking genome-directed cancer research into the clinical space to change the way we treat cancer.
Fukushima: The misery piles up
Five years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster the disaster still goes on with an emerging thyroid cancer epidemic and 174,000 people remaining displaced.
Big data puts genomic handbrake on cancer
Scientists have uncovered the genetic script that drives pancreatic tumours, which is fast becoming one of the developed world’s biggest killers.
A chip off the DNA block
Researchers identify genetic markers that can help fight cancer before it begins. This can lead to earlier intervention and, hopefully, personalised prevention.
Why science matters: Five of the best stories
A potential ebola vaccine, water on Mars, record warming, 3D body parts and the cancer risks involved in eating processed meat all made 2015 science headlines.
Eat processed meat – but not every day
The World Health Organisation’s decision to list processed meat as a carcinogen has alarmed many. But should we be worried, or just maintain a balanced diet?