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Coral DNA Reveals How Well They Deal With Stress

Corals that have a better capacity to deal with environmental stressors, such as bleaching, can be identified from their individual genetic makeup.

Drug Resistant Malaria Parasites Not Spread By Mosquitoes

Although resistance to the drug atovaquone helps malaria parasites survive in mammalian hosts, the mutation kills them during the mosquito phase of their life cycle.

How Migration Affects Your Child’s Risk Of Nut Allergy

Australian-born Asian children are at greater risk of nut allergies than Asian children that migrate there—suggesting a strong environmental risk factor.

Diabetes Drug Could Help Treat Preeclampsia

Preliminary studies have shown that the drug metformin, which is considered safe for pregnancy, could be used to treat life-threatening preeclampsia.

7 Must-Read Stories In November 2015

Plant and fungal biology were among the popular topics in November, with stories on gene editing and the sequencing of the dandruff-causing Malassezia.

Alcoholism Drug Flushes HIV Out Of Hiding

A non-toxic drug currently used to treat alcoholism has been shown to activate dormant HIV in human patients.

GlycA: A Biomarker For Premature Death

High levels of the biomarker GlycA has been identified as a risk factor for premature death due to infection.

Immune Cell Attack Caught In Action

Using two-photon imaging, researchers have successfully imaged a living tissue's immune response against herpes simplex virus.

Australia & India Team Up To Combat Lifestyle Related Diseases

A collaboration between University of Melbourne and India's top research institutes aims to improve chronic disease prevention and management in South Asia.