Medicine

  • COVID's genetic solution?

    A lucky few are unusually resistant to COVID-19. Scientists are trying to find a reason in their ...

    Some people get severely sick with COVID-19. Others don’t even notice they’ve caught the infection.The phenomenon...

    COVID October 19, 2021
  • Bernardino Ramazzini is on the job

    Delve into the life of the Italian physician who is often called “the father of occupational medi...

    Looking for a career in healthcare? Occupational medicine, with its focus on treating work-related injuries and illne...

    Health October 17, 2021
  • 2021 Nobel Prize-winners announced

    Amid a complex and trying year for scientists of all stripes, this year’s Nobel Prize-winners hav...

    ChemistryThe 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has just been awarded for the development of a precise new molecule-bu...

    Culture October 7, 2021
  • Frederick Banting’s search for insulin

    Canadian Nobel Prize winner led the charge for a treatment for diabetes.

    Frederick Grant Banting’s career in medicine did not get off to an auspicious start.According to the Canadian Enc...

    Health October 3, 2021
  • History

    Paul Ehrlich's magic bullet

    The Nobel Prize–winning immunologist who inspired a Hollywood biopic.

    Once in a while, the entertainment industry tires of making movies about comic-book characters and looks to science h...

    Medicine September 26, 2021
  • Video

    Frontline report from ICU in a pandemic

    What’s it like inside an intensive care unit during a COVID wave?

    The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s ICU is one of two trauma centres in Victoria, and was at the forefront of the response...

    Cosmos Briefing September 2, 2021
  • Alice Hamilton hates heavy metal

    This medical pioneer deplored the devastating effects of leaded petrol when it was first introduc...

    In the early 1920s, scientists from a wide range of disciplines were involved in what the United States Environmental...

    Features July 25, 2021
  • Teeny tiny transistors

    Recent breakthroughs suggest the long-held promise of nanotechnology may be with us. But only if ...

    Back in May, a research team spread across the United States and Taiwan made a stunning announcement: they’d mastered...

    Core Sciences June 25, 2021
  • Australia’s path to mRNA vaccine production

    The need for a facility is clear, but how feasible is it really?

    Could Australia have its own mRNA vaccine production operation soon? Victoria has announced $50 million in funding fo...

    Australia May 20, 2021
  • 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...

    Features May 9, 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...

    Australia April 22, 2021
  • Five things to know about antihistamines

    Researchers highlight five important facts to help curb allergy symptoms.

    Antihistamines are one of the most widely taken medications worldwide, used to relieve allergy symptoms such as runny...

    Health April 6, 2021
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