Australian Academy of Science Newsroom

Australian Academy of Science Newsroom

The latest and best news from the Australian Academy of Science.

  • Measles: what you need to know

    Measles are back and outbreaks are happening across the globe.

    When was the last time you heard of someone sick with diphtheria? Or polio? Mumps? Chances are, if you’ve grown up...

    October 4, 2019
  • How measles impacts your immune system

    Measles isn’t a mild disease, it can be fatal.

    For people who grew up prior to 1966, getting measles during childhood was so commonplace, it may have seemed like a ...

    October 4, 2019
  • Who is most at risk of measles

    Many people might be under-vaccinated and not realise it.

    It may seem easy to only blame the anti-vaccination movement for the recent rise in measles outbreaks in developed co...

    October 4, 2019
  • Early humans were promiscuous

    Early homo sapiens hooked up with five other hominid species.

    Turns out that our ancient ancestors weren't exactly shy when it came to trying new things. A new analysis has reveal...

    July 25, 2019

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