Putting our money on two COVID vaccines is better than one: why Australia’s latest vaccine deal makes sense
The Australian Government is working with two major pharmaceutical companies to facilitate the local production and supply of two different COVID-19 vaccines – if they're proven to be effective.
How diaries are evolving from personal logs to a social activity
Diary-keeping is having a resurgence, as people find it can help them during troubled times. But it can also help others. Here’s how.
Nine ways our researchers are breaking new ground in science and tech
From space suits to smart patches, pioneering advances in science and technology by RMIT researchers reveal the power of collaboration and imagination.
Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19
New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Vaccine progress report: the projects bidding to win the race for a COVID-19 vaccine
The race is on to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Australian researchers are leading several major clinical trials that might help bring an end to the deadly disease.
Emojis help students accept online feedback
With millions of students learning online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been investigating effective ways for educators to give feedback to students studying remotely.
Hyperactive immune cells accelerate heart valve disease: study
A new study using organ-on-a-chip technology reveals how overactive immune cells aggravate heart valve disease and how this damaging hyperactivity could potentially be controlled.
How does our brain fold? Study reveals new genetic insights
New research is helping unlock the mystery of how the brain folds as a baby develops in the womb – a process critical to healthy brain function.
How the battle to survive shapes ageing immune cells
New research shows older immune cells have to fight just to survive, in a study that overturns previous thinking and sheds light on how ageing affects the immune system.
New gut-brain link: how gut mucus could help treat brain disorders
Mucus is the first line of defence against bad bacteria in our gut. But could it also be part of our defence against diseases of the brain?
The vaccine we’re testing in Australia is based on a flu shot. Here’s how it could work against coronavirus
A new trial has begun in Victoria this week to evaluate a potential vaccine against COVID-19. The vaccine is called NVX-CoV2373 and is from a US biotech company, Novavax.
New thinking: changing tack in the fight against viral infections
As the coronavirus pandemic highlights our deep vulnerability to novel viruses, researchers are bringing new ways of thinking to the development of desperately needed anti-viral treatments.