Born too soon: Tackling the challenges and risks of preterm birth
To mark World Prematurity Day, experts at RMIT University share how their research is helping to improve the lives of babies born too soon and their families.
People who seek fact-checked information still share misinformation: study
More than 30% of people who actively seek fact-checked information have shared misinformation themselves, a new study suggests.
New discovery pinpoints the ‘golden window’ for IVF success
Researchers have found a way to better pinpoint the “golden window” when a womb is ready for pregnancy, in a discovery that could help boost IVF success rates.
How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?
The infection of a Victorian aged-worker who had received their first COVID vaccine dose isn't completely surprising. We need two doses for optimal protection.
5 things you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine now the TGA has approved it for use in Australia
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is the second COVID shot to be approved in Australia, and it's likely Australians will start receiving it next month.
The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer’s. Using both is Australia’s best strategy
The best approach for protecting everyone’s health will require us to provide different vaccines to different people according to need and availability.
Study shows meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness
With much of the world practicing varying degrees of social distancing and lockdown, researchers have been investigating the key to happiness in isolation.
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.