Study assesses Victoria’s COVID-19 response
Reproduction ratio down and thousands of infections 'averted’.
COVID-19 control measures in the Australian state of Victoria reduced the reproduction ratio of the virus from 1.75 t...
More on the language of immunity
Peter Doherty explains some other perplexing terms.
This continues the process from last week (the I essay) of introducing terms that will be encountered as we engage wi...
Casimir Funk introduced us to vitamins
Polish biochemist explored what was essential for life.
Over the past century, a vast amount of research has looked at nutritional supplements, without reaching a consensus ...
Cancer team finetunes its approach
New technology keeps an eye on the instruments.
An Australian research group has developed a technology it says can reliably analyse the proteins in cancer samples o...
Hedonism can be a good thing
Enjoying life’s pleasures linked to wellbeing.
Have you found yourself feeling guilty for indulging in short-term pleasures like eating chocolate or taking a lazy a...
More pieces to the parenting puzzle
What do children gain from games and music?
Here’s a double shot of information to guide, or maybe complicate, your parenting decisions. New studies suggest t...
Tests for Alzheimer’s disease show promise
Blood biomarkers could make detection cheaper and easier.
In converging studies, four teams of scientists say they are getting closer to developing blood tests that could dete...
The ‘I’ language of immunology
Peter Doherty continues his analysis of COVID-19 issues.
Some of the early essays in this series were about immunity, but not much has been said so far about how the immune s...
Hair cell loss may explain hearing loss
Study suggests its preventable, not inevitable.
It seems your parents were right. Too much loud music isn’t good for you. US scientists say they have shown that a...
Genomic fingerprints meet coronavirus
What is it, how does it work, and how can it help?
By Rebecca Rockett, University of Sydney. If you had told me in January that “genomics” would become a buzzword in...
COVID-19: The lessons learned to date
Peter Doherty concludes his analysis of the first months.
Part 3 of 3. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Back in 2012 I was invited to do a short Q&A book on pandemics for an Oxford...
Cosmos Q&A: Quest for a vaccine
How an Australian team progressed to human trials.
Researchers at the University of Queensland this week began the first human trials of their COVID-19 vaccine. You can...