Medicine

  • COVID booster: vaccine news and game theory

    Five things science learned last week about COVID-19.

    A toolkit to speed up vaccine development and research An international team, including researchers from Griffith ...

    Medicine February 28, 2021
  • Massive study shows Pfizer vaccine is effective

    A nation-wide study has once again found the vaccine works.

    A study with over half a million subjects has found the Pfizer mRNA vaccine to be 92% effective at preventing infecti...

    Medicine February 25, 2021
  • Towards a Strep A vaccine

    Researchers use novel technique to produce a vaccine candidate for deadly Streptococcus A.

    New research from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics, Queensland, has advanced the development of a vaccin...

    Medicine February 24, 2021
  • How toxic is foam insulation?

    Scientists call for rigorous analysis of under-tested chemicals used to make buildings “green”.

    Since industrialisation, chemicals have been rolled out without sufficient testing, resulting in dire consequences fo...

    Materials February 24, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    Please wear a mask when taking selfies with gorillas Gorillas can catch SARS-CoV-2 from humans: in January, it spr...

    Medicine February 22, 2021
  • COVID Booster

    The five things science learned about COVID-19 last week.

    Neanderthal genes protect us from COVID-19 A group of genes that reduce by 20% a person’s risk of falling seriousl...

    Medicine February 20, 2021
  • Aussies less keen for COVID jab

    Vaccine resistance sentiment grows as rollout approaches.

    Australians are substantially more hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccination now than they were six months ago, accordi...

    Medicine February 19, 2021
  • Less guesswork for IVF

    Online tools assist with IVF clinic choice and predict chance of treatment success.

    A new website allows prospective parents to see the success rates of all 85 accredited IVF clinics across Australia, ...

    Medicine February 17, 2021
  • Conversation

    Mutations, variants and strains

    What’s the difference? A guide to COVID terminology.

    By Lara Herrero, Griffith University and Eugene Madzokere, Griffith University Living through a global pandemic ov...

    Medicine February 16, 2021
  • WHO's whodunnit

    Investigators declare Wuhan lab COVID-origin theory “extremely unlikely”.

    World Health Organization (WHO) officials announced their much-anticipated findings on the origins of COVID-19 at a p...

    Medicine February 15, 2021
  • COVID Booster: Inhalable droplets and talking to kids

    Five things science learned about COVID last week.

    Nebuliser might be responsible for transmission in hotel quarantine Nebulisers – medical devices that turn liquid ...

    Medicine February 14, 2021
  • Explainer

    Explainer: How to make a vaccine

    Inside the Australian manufacturing process of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

    There are 80,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine currently being shipped from Europe to Australia to begin a mas...

    Medicine February 12, 2021
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