biology

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UNSW-led researchers have discovered that pancreatic tumours use unique genetic solutions to drive their growth, providing a new target to test tumour sensitivity to drugs.

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A skull unearthed in Malaysian Borneo 60 years ago sheds light on the mystery of how early humans moved throughout South-East Asia thousands of years ago, writes Darren Curnoe.

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We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment and farmers' back pockets, writes Euan Ritchie and Adam Munn.

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Grandmothers are uniquely placed to invest time into helping feed and care for their grandchildren, writes Darren Curnoe.

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The practice of identifying and naming species, or taxonomy, is central to answering the most important questions in biology, but ‘the species’ remains an elusive and controversial concept, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Imagine how easy life would be if you could produce offspring without a mate, write Angela Crean, Nathan Burke and Russell Bonduriansky.

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Discoveries in biology will underpin advances in agriculture, environmental science and medicine that are vital for a strong economic future, writes Merlin Crossley.