Assessing the various vaccine technologies
They take different approaches to preparing your immune system.
By Suresh Mahalingam and Adam Taylor, Griffith University The World Health Organisation lists about 180 COVID-19 v...
COVID-19 news and trends
A digest of science and reporting @ 18 September.
The numbers As total case numbers approached 30 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on 14 Septem...
Is the Mozart Effect a real thing?
New analysis suggests we should at least keep exploring.
The idea that listening to Mozart can help people with epilepsy has been around since the early 1990s. It has been...
The immune response to COVID-19 vaccines
Here are five reasons why we’re not all the same.
By Paul Gill and Menno van Zelm, Monash University The Oxford vaccine trial at the centre of safety concerns this ...
Genome sequencing may help cancer detection
Statistical model assesses risk to the oesophagus.
British researchers have developed a statistical model that uses genomic data to predict the risk of developing cance...
Honeybee venom kills breast cancer cells
Research reveals impact on signalling pathways.
Venom from honeybees, but not bumblebees, has the potential to help fight breast cancer, new Australian research sugg...
Strategies behind the great vaccine race
Some developers are choosing to play the long game.
The race is on for a vaccine that will bring the COVID-19 pandemic to heel. Dozens of contenders from around the worl...
Did Felix Hoffmann invent aspirin?
There are differing views on the ‘proper history’.
Right now, around the world, consumers could be walking into pharmacies and chemist shops and buying a product that b...
Steps to ensure that a vaccine is safe
Clinical trials must be passed to prove efficacy and safety.
The worldwide race is on to find a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the World Health Organisation there are currently 3...
A man got COVID-19 twice, but don’t panic
We must be careful to not misinterpret it.
By Vasso Apostolopoulos and Maja Husaric (Victoria University) and Magdalena Plebanski (RMIT University) A Hong Ko...
Flexibility helps immune system target viruses
Study findings provide new insights for vaccine design.
Australian researchers say they have uncovered a strategy the immune system uses to generate effective antibodies, wh...
Pierre Louis helps stop the bleeding
French physician changed the face of clinical practice.
In his 2004 book The Great Influenza, an epic account of the 1918-20 pandemic that has been called “the deadliest in ...