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‘Bad’ antibodies let blood infections rage

Certain antibodies in a patient’s blood stream may enable life-threatening bacterial infections to spread instead of fighting them off, a […]

Grains the new go-to for gut health

Grains may have earned a bad reputation with the health-conscious, but a new study shows that – along with garlic, […]

What fly guts could reveal about our health

New evidence reveals the gut bacteria composition of the common fruit fly affects consumption as well as reproductive behaviour – […]

Researchers discover rare disease in Australia

A rare infectious disease thought to be non-existent in the southern hemisphere has been discovered in Australia by researchers from […]

Airborne bacteria remain alive for 45 minutes

Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands. QUT and UQ scientists have developed a new technique […]

Key to ‘superbug’ antibiotic resistance discovered

An international study led by Monash University has discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug ‘Golden Staph’ […]

Chocolate doesn’t cause acne

University of Melbourne researchers have good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; and they‘re calling for […]

Rampant use of antibacterial nanosilver is a resistance risk

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney warn that the broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness of silver is being put at risk […]

How ulcer-inducing bacteria survive in the stomach

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty […]

Genome mapped in battle to beat superbugs

A Queensland scientist has completed the world’s first gene decoding of a superbug bacteria resistant to all commercially-available antibiotics. University […]