• 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine 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...

    Medicine May 13, 2021
  • I’m pregnant. Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

    Without enough women in clinical trials, it is hard to say.

    Getting any type of vaccination is a big decision when pregnant – but the more data we have the better informed we ca...

    Medicine May 12, 2021
  • COVID booster

    Five things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    High school student shows barriers are better A US high school student has published a paper in PLOS ONE, suggesti...

    Body and Mind May 8, 2021
  • COVID-19 breaks out in Timor-Leste

    COVID-19 and severe floods are putting Timor-Leste’s health care system under increasing pressure.

    Australia’s near neighbour, and former Portuguese colony with a population of 1.2 million, Timor-Leste has remained r...

    Medicine May 7, 2021
  • COVID booster: Nanobodies

    Four things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    Alpaca nanobodies block SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Med...

    Medicine May 1, 2021
  • Do we need to vaccinate kids against COVID-19?

    Early results in from first clinical trials on children.

    When we think of vaccination, we generally think of children because that is when we usually get immunised. With COVI...

    Medicine April 28, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Time seemed to pass more slowly during the UK’s second lockdown A team of UK researchers has examined the way peop...

    Medicine April 24, 2021
  • COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy on the rise

    Community engagement is key, experts say.

    A recent survey from the Melbourne Institute found that, in the past four months, Australians’ willingness to get vac...

    Behaviour April 23, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    Five things we learned about COVID this week.

    Physical inactivity a risk factor for severe COVID and death A paper published in BMJ Sports has established a lin...

    Medicine April 17, 2021
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