New findings speed progress towards affordable gene therapy
In a promising advance for affordable, personalised medicine, researchers have used metal-organic frameworks to successfully deliver the genetic snipping tool CRISPR/Cas9 into human cancer cells.
90% efficacy for Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is striking. But we need to wait for the full data
Early analysis suggests this vaccine has an efficacy of over 90%. So if you took ten people who were going to get sick from COVID-19 and vaccinated them, only one out of ten would now get sick.
Charting our mental health recovery
Academics from across RMIT are developing innovative solutions to the various mental health challenges heightened by COVID-19.
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.
New study reveals why flu can be devastating for pregnant women
New research helps explain why flu can lead to life-threatening complications during pregnancy, suggesting the virus does not stay in the lungs but spreads throughout the mother’s body.
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.