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NSW to fund RNA pilot facility to develop drugs and vaccines

NSW to fund RNA pilot facility to develop drugs and vaccines

An Australian-first facility in NSW will include laboratories and pre-clinical trial spaces to enable early stage RNA-based drug development.

  • by Alexandra Smith

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Freeze-dried malaria vaccine could add bite to global disease fight

Freeze-dried malaria vaccine could add bite to global disease fight

Griffith University scientists have developed a malaria vaccine that can be freeze-dried, allowing it to be transported and stored securely without the need for a costly supply chain.

  • by Stuart Layt
Is media coverage of  COVID-19 too negative?

Is media coverage of COVID-19 too negative?

Is it possible the news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic has been too negative? Some curious research should at least make us consider the question.

  • by Liam Mannix
New rules: when do kids go back to school?

New rules: when do kids go back to school?

Victoria’s faster-than-expected vaccination rollout has allowed the government to accelerate its road map out of lockdown. Here’s what it means for school students.

  • by Liam Mannix
‘Extraordinary’ vax effort drives down threat to healthcare system

‘Extraordinary’ vax effort drives down threat to healthcare system

Modelling that predicted a surge in COVID-19 cases in Victorian hospitals was right, but the length of time sick people are staying in those beds is much less than expected. This is what’s helping the state reopen.

  • by Liam Mannix
Potential treatments for condition that affects three times as many women than men

Potential treatments for condition that affects three times as many women than men

Researchers have discovered three key markers in the blood that are associated with migraines, with hopes they could lead to new treatments for the debilitating condition that costs the economy $35 billion a year.

  • by Stuart Layt
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What Trevor Lambkin found after 40 years of looking for butterflies

What Trevor Lambkin found after 40 years of looking for butterflies

Trevor Lambkin has been travelling to the Torres Strait for nearly 40 years to catalogue butterflies. What he has found is an ecosystem at serious risk from climate change.

  • by Stuart Layt
Major study finds brain structure linked to suicide attempts

Major study finds brain structure linked to suicide attempts

Researchers have discovered structural differences in the brains of people who attempted suicide compared to those who did not, suggesting a biological factor in some cases of suicidal action.

  • by Stuart Layt
Burying vital physics study can only shed light

Burying vital physics study can only shed light

A new underground laboratory in Melbourne could open the door to a new understanding of dark matter.

  • by Anna Patty
The stunning art at the heart of the COVID-19 virus

The stunning art at the heart of the COVID-19 virus

A new exhibition of art created by medical researchers reveals the beauty inside the diseases and parasites that assail us.

  • by Nick Miller
New Hendra virus variant confirmed in flying foxes across Australia

New Hendra virus variant confirmed in flying foxes across Australia

Hendra had been thought to be confined to a few bat species in Queensland and NSW, but research has confirmed a new variant of virus in multiple parts of Australia.

  • by Stuart Layt