• Indonesia becomes first country to authorise Novavax vaccine

    Indonesia has become the first country in the world to grant emergency authorisation to the Novavax vaccine for COVID...

    COVID November 5, 2021
  • COVID Booster: Nasal vaccines, music and donation generosity

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    TGA officially approves rapid antigen testsThe Therapeutic Goods Administration has officially approved three rap...

    COVID October 18, 2021
  • Magazine

    A brief history of vaccines

    What links a 200-year old cow named Blossom with mRNA? We chase the thread of vaccines through hi...

    It began, as many things do, with a need, a curiosity, and an intriguing story. In the 18th century, smallpox was a g...

    COVID August 30, 2021
  • Developing vaccines for forgotten flaviviruses

    While COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines, flaviviruses have silently affected thousands wor...

    In early 2015, several people presented to hospitals in north-eastern Brazil with mild fever, rashes, conjunctivitis,...

    Health June 11, 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
  • COVID Booster

    Five things science learned about COVID-19 this week.

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

    COVID May 15, 2021
  • Vaccine efficacy on variants

    How do we know if current vaccines will be effective against new variants?

    The emerging of new COVID variants around the globe is raising concerns on whether these might blunt the efficacy of ...

    Health April 16, 2021
  • COVID vaccines: where the bloody hell are we?

    New AstraZeneca advice puts a spanner in the works, so what are our alternatives?

    Australia’s vaccine rollout program is now being overhauled due to new recommendations regarding the AstraZeneca vacc...

    COVID April 9, 2021
  • Focus

    AstraZeneca vaccine: clot or not?

    The AstraZeneca vaccine’s rollout has now been limited. Is there a clear answer as to whether it ...

    In mid-March, several European countries paused the distribution of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following report...

    Health April 9, 2021
  • It’s worth re-engineering the clamp

    UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine trial demonstrated the benefits of the molecular clamp technology.

    The Australian COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Queensland was abandoned last December after participa...

    Health April 6, 2021
  • Immunosuppressants and COVID-19

    The divergent effect of immunosuppressive drugs in COVID-19 infection.

    Immunosuppressant drugs commonly used for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s di...

    COVID April 6, 2021
  • Halts to AstraZeneca vaccine in Europe: latest

    Are European countries overreacting, or is there a cause for concern?

    On Monday, Germany, France and Italy joined a group of other European countries that had temporarily stopped administ...

    Features March 19, 2021
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