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Hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

Researchers from the Kirby Institute say its time to remove restrictions that prevent recent drug users from accessing successful hepatitis […]

New gene discovery unlocks mysteries of our immunity

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune […]

Home HIV tests in Australia

Home-testing kits for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) should be approved for use across the country to address the increase in […]

New technology for rapid diagnosis anywhere

A new Australian study published today has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted […]

Cells programmed like computers to fight disease

Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions – breakthrough research by […]

Risk of Ross River Virus global epidemic

Australia’s Ross River Virus (RRV) could be the next mosquito-borne global epidemic according to a new research study led by […]

Australian parasite discovery raises concern about neglected tropical diseases

A chance encounter in northern Australia with a previously undocumented parasite has allowed scientists to join important evolutionary dots, highlighting […]

Resident microorganisms (hands)

Resident microorganisms are healthy bacteria and other microscopic organisms that live on the skin of the hands and play a […]

Health care acquired infections (nosocomial infections)

Health care acquired infections are infections that people have contracted at a health care facility, for example while waiting in […]

Applied Microbial Genomics set to revolutionise public health in Australia

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) has launched the Doherty Centre for Applied Microbial Genomics, which […]