• History

    Max Ludwig Henning Delbruck gets a virus

    Nephew of a renowned brewer, Delbruck converted lifelong learning into a collaboration-enriched N...

    In what has to be one of the best titles for a paper ever submitted for publication – “The Sword and the Armour: scie...

    Medicine May 9, 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
  • Inside ATAGI, Australia’s vaccine advisory group

    Who are the experts behind Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and how did they decide the process?

    When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading beyond China’s borders and reached Australia early in 2020, the Australi...

    Medicine May 7, 2021
  • COVID booster

    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
  • How to find a SARS-CoV-2 variant

    Genetic sequencing shows how variants arise.

    Detecting COVID-19 in a population is usually done in two ways: by testing antibodies or running a PCR test. But neit...

    Medicine April 29, 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
  • AstraZeneca and blood clots: by the numbers

    Statistically, how likely are you to get blood clots from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine?

    Reports that the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine causes blood clots has been dominating the news. In mid-March, several ...

    Medicine April 28, 2021
  • Opioids and overdose risk

    Co-prescription of opioid antagonists could reduce fatal overdose risk, experts say.

    People who live with ongoing pain face daily challenges in getting on with their lives despite the pain. Among the ma...

    Medicine April 26, 2021
  • Conversation

    Standard IVF is fine for most people. So why are so many offered an expensive sperm injection they don't need?

    New research shows ICSI isn’t helpful in lots of cases.

    By Robert Norman and Ben W. Mol, Monash University An expensive IVF technique, routinely offered in fertility clin...

    Medicine April 24, 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
  • Australian mRNA vaccines?

    A funding boost should see us manufacturing mRNA vaccines onshore in coming years.

    Yesterday the Victorian Government announced a $50 million investment to set up a facility to develop and manufacture...

    Medicine April 22, 2021
  • Cosmos Q&A: Predicting the next pandemic

    Accurately assessing the risk from zoonotic viruses is harder than we think.

    As the world grapples with the devastating impact of COVID-19, many are wondering – when will the next pandemic hit, ...

    Medicine April 21, 2021
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