How do COVID variants emerge?
Evidence suggests that people with weak immune systems may be accelerating mutations.
Since its first appearance in Wuhan, China, SARS-CoV2 has been acquiring random mutations. In recent months several n...
Covid Booster: herd immunity and nature nurture
5 things we learned about COVID this week.
Herd immunity is impossible without vaccination A review led by Australian researchers has found that no country h...
COVID vaccines: where the bloody hell are we?
New AstraZeneca advice puts a spanner in the works, so what are our alternatives?
Australia’s vaccine rollout program is now being overhauled due to new recommendations regarding the AstraZeneca vacc...
AstraZeneca and blood clots: by the numbers
Statistically, how likely are you to get blood clots from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?
Reports that the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine causes blood clots has been dominating the news. In mid-March, several ...
AstraZeneca vaccine: clot or not?
The AstraZeneca vaccine’s rollout has now been limited. Is there a clear answer as to whether it ...
In mid-March, several European countries paused the distribution of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following report...
Chronic pain in women could be genetic
Men and women have a different set of chronic pain genes.
Women tend to be more greatly affected by chronic pain, which may be due to differences in the group of genes that in...
Five things to know about antihistamines
Researchers highlight five important facts to help curb allergy symptoms.
Antihistamines are one of the most widely taken medications worldwide, used to relieve allergy symptoms such as runny...
It’s worth re-engineering the clamp
UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine trial demonstrated the benefits of the molecular clamp technology.
The Australian COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Queensland was abandoned last December after participa...
Immunosuppressants and COVID-19
The divergent effect of immunosuppressive drugs in COVID-19 infection.
Immunosuppressant drugs commonly used for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s di...
Contraception planning for women with heart disease
New research points out that pregnancy and cardiovascular disease are risky for each other.
Cardiologists need to address the risk of pregnancy appropriately with women of child-bearing age, and encourage cont...
New test for performance-enhancing drug cheats
Chemists have proposed a new technique to find drug doping in sport.
A group of US scientists has developed a new drug detection method to test doping of performance-enhancing drugs. ...
Five things we learned about COVID this week.
Cities encouraging cyclists, with good results Aside from being cheap and environmentally friendly, a bicycle is o...