Where are we at with developing a vaccine for coronavirus?
Dr Kylie Quinn, an expert in immunity, vaccinations, and new cell-based therapies, looks at the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Living alone in lockdown? Here’s how to stay healthy (and happy)
Staying home under coronavirus lockdown brings challenges for all of us, but for the one in four Australians who live alone, it can be particularly isolating.
Science continues to suggest a link between autism and the gut. Here’s why that’s important
Many people will associate autism with traits including atypical social interactions, repetitive behaviours, and difficulties with speech and communication. But perhaps lesser known is the fact people with autism are more likely to experience gastrointestinal disorders than the general population.
Test measures immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis
Researchers have developed a simple blood test that measures the body’s own immune response to improve diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
How the brain’s immune system could be harnessed to improve memory
When it comes to memory, immune cells are known as the “bad cops” of the brain. But new research shows they could also be turned into “good cops” to power memory and learning.
Putting people at the heart of health
How do you make integrated care the future of health in Australia? The key is collaboration.
‘I had no choice but to quit study and save my life’: A Syrian refugee’s road to graduation
Seven years after she was first accepted into dental school in Syria, Sidori Younan finally graduated at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in December, where she joined graduands from across RMIT’s vibrant global network.
Immune ‘control switch’ could prevent brain injury in premature babies
Researchers have discovered an immune control switch that could protect the brains of premature babies, who often suffer brain injuries when their immune response goes into overdrive.
Non-viral gene therapy to speed up cancer research
A new treatment method promises to speed up gene therapy research and could bring new, patient friendly cancer treatments to market faster.
New hope for treatment to cure malaria and stop it spreading
The latest finding in a decades long research collaboration looks set to pave the way for the development of new malaria drugs that could both treat and block transmission of the deadly disease.
Researchers look to the skies for stroke response breakthrough
How do you put a 500kg CT machine in an Air Ambulance helicopter or fixed wing plane? That’s the challenge researchers face in a bid to transform access to emergency stroke treatment.
The future of digital science education
Gone are the days of sketching out cells on paper - modern scientific research uses cutting-edge tech, and science education is doing the same, according to an RMIT expert.