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Booster shots to start in November; home-use tests to be available soon

28 October, 2021

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years and older.


Genetic risk test predicts alcohol-related cirrhosis

26 October, 2021

Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) is responsible for approximately 300,000 deaths each year.


Australians urged to check bone density

22 October, 2021

A new report calls for earlier investigation and treatment to capture all adults with risk factors for poor bone health, and adults post-fracture.


Elevated BP at young, middle age impacts brain ageing

11 October, 2021

People with elevated blood pressure that falls within the normal recommended range are at risk of accelerated brain ageing, according to a study by The Australian National University.


The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne trials COVID-19 nasal swab

24 September, 2021

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne are trialling a new device  — Rhinomed Junior — to test children for COVID-19.


CRISPR-based COVID test gives results in 20 min

13 August, 2021

CRISPR-based COVID tests are emerging as powerful alternatives to conventional diagnostics due to their speed and simplicity.


Genomics: a new frontier in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases

03 August, 2021 by Matt Keon, CEO and Co-Founder of GenieUs

Genomic medicine has the potential to make diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases more efficient and effective, supporting new therapeutic options.


Medical volunteers — Street Side Medical Clinic needs you!

03 June, 2021

The mobile medical clinic providing health care to the homeless community in NSW is calling on doctors, nurses, physios and other medical volunteers.


Genomics industry making headlines at HealthData21

14 May, 2021

Genomics is the focus for the first day of the annual health data conference of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), HealthData21.


Identifying concussion from rugby players' spit

29 March, 2021

Researchers have identified distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion in the spit of elite male rugby players.


Childhood dementia: spotlight on a rare disease

26 February, 2021

Following Rare Diseases Day, we shine a spotlight on childhood dementia, which affects 2300 children in Australia.


Skeletal age calculator predicts fracture risk

16 February, 2021

Researchers have developed a model that predicts the biological age of bones, estimating an individual's risk of bone fracture and premature death.


ANPC develops new COVID-19-detecting technology

03 February, 2021

A patent has been filed for advanced magnetic resonance technology that can detect the pathological signature of COVID-19 without relying on direct detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


COVID-19 may reduce male fertility

01 February, 2021

A German study indicates that COVID-19 infection can cause increased sperm cell death, inflammation and oxidative stress, resulting in lower sperm quality and potentially reducing fertility.


Bionic discoveries create real-world solutions

27 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

Bionics innovations are changing the lives of people around the world who live with complex disabilities, chronic diseases and previously untreatable health conditions.


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