COVID

  • New variants on the rise

    Fast emerging and spreading of potentially more dangerous SARS-CoV2 variants keep threatening the...

    In the past few days, two main variants first identified in India have crowded Australian newspapers' headlines. Thes...

    COVID June 4, 2021
  • Vitamin D does not prevent COVID-19

    No evidence that the vitamin shields against SARS-CoV-2.

    Canadian researchers investigating a potential link between vitamin D and COVID-19 have found no evidence that the vi...

    Body and Mind June 2, 2021
  • Explainer

    Explainer: COVID-19 vaccine dosage

    Are you “fully” vaccinated after a single dose?

    As it stands, over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Australia. This doesn’t mean 4 milli...

    Biology May 31, 2021
  • COVID Booster: loneliness, supertasters and safe concerts

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Turn up the volume to combat loneliness As Melbourne goes into another seven days of lockdown, it’s likely that th...

    COVID May 29, 2021
  • Could a nasal spray protect you from COVID-19?

    Heparin might work as a short-term protective shield against COVID-19 when squirted up the nose b...

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne have observed that spraying heparin on epithelial cells stops SARS-CoV-2...

    Australia May 25, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    An accurate saliva COVID test A group of US researchers has developed a saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2 that can ...

    COVID May 22, 2021
  • Can I get two different COVID-19 vaccines?

    Combining different COVID-19 shots could speed immunisation campaigns. Would it be safe and effec...

    A UK study launched in February is comparing combinations of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines in a bid to ease the...

    COVID May 20, 2021
  • Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines? You're not alone

    People have the right to ask questions, experts say: but the Australian Government really needs t...

    The latest data from the COVID-19 vaccine preparedness study see Australians’ intention to get a COVID-19 vaccine, po...

    Australia May 19, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things science learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Pandemic affected Australia’s mental health Around one in five Australians had an increase in symptoms and intensi...

    COVID May 15, 2021
  • Fighting COVID-19 with an oxygen enema?

    Mammalian bum-breathers survive with posterior ventilation.

    Rarely is COVID-19 the butt of jokes, but new research on bum-breathing could point to a new avenue for oxygen ventil...

    COVID May 15, 2021
  • The questions of long COVID

    Many mysteries remain around those who don’t quite recover from COVID-19.

    Roughly a year after it became apparent that COVID-19 was not just another flu, the virus continues to wreak havoc ac...

    COVID May 14, 2021
  • South Australia accelerates COVID-19 vaccine development

    The UniSA-Sementis vaccine aims to target mutant variants.

    A South Australian immunologist has been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government to accelerate the development...

    Australia May 13, 2021
1 11 12 13 14 15