More than 200 scientists have signed up to a tissue-sharing database designed to reduce the number of animals needed for biomedical research.

A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics.

A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can reduce the risk of heart attacks in such patients by nearly 40%, a new study has found.

Targeting a specific DNA-repairing protein in the brain could be an effective way to treat the most aggressive type of brain tumour, a study suggests.

Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency.