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This story sucks: could you learn to love parasites?

Professor Alexander Maier wants us to change our mind about parasites.

Biochemist Sacha Pulsford is opening up nature’s toolbox to tackle Earth-sized problems

Meet the PhD researcher exploring how bacterial proteins could hold the key to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

Scientists closer to outsmarting malaria parasites

Researchers have discovered why malaria parasites are vulnerable to some drug therapies but resistant to others, offering scientists another piece of the puzzle in the global fight against the disease.

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15 December 2023

Cüneyt Caglar, PhD Candidate, Adamska Group, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Regeneration is the natural ability to restore or replace damaged or lost body parts following severe injury. Regenerative abilities vary strongly across and within most...

17 November 2023

Dr. Sanjib Senapati, Dept. of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, INDIA

DNA stability is a prerequisite in many of its applications, ranging from DNA-based vaccine, data storage to gene therapy. However, the existing strategies to enhance the DNA...

20 July 2023

Brad Sleebs, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)

Malaria is a devastating disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite. Due to the threat of emerging drug resistance, the current arsenal of clinically used artemisinin combination...

22 June 2023

Sarah Piper, Monash University

How can we tell engaging stories about complex biological processes that are invisible to the naked eye? Scientists utilise a variety of techniques to investigate and visualise...

4 May 2023

Xin Jiang, UNSW Sydney

Glucose and lactate are critical metabolites for most living organisms. In certain circumstances, such as during the intra-erythrocytic stage of malaria parasites and in the...

30 March 2023

Alastair Stewart, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

F1Fo ATP synthase generates the majority of cellular energy by interconverting phosphate transfer energy and proton motive force via a rotary catalytic mechanism. Using cryo...

24 November 2022

Karl Hassan, The University of Newcastle

The Acinetobacter genus includes at least 70 named species that occupy environments which differ broadly in nutrient composition, water availability, temperature and other abiotic...

15 September 2022

Simone Babij, Leyton Group, BSB, RSB

Malaria kills around 400,000 people each year and the prevention and treatment of this disease is highly reliant on chemotherapy.

25 August 2022

Professor Ian Paulsen, Macquarie University

Developing novel synthetic microbes for the sustainable production of biochemical, biofuels and bioplastics is critical for the emergence of a new global bioeconomy.

4 August 2022

Dr Ailie Marx, Israel Institute of Technology

One of the most fundamental assumptions in biology is that the amino acid sequence defines protein structure and that this sequence carries no memory of the specific mRNA codon...