The power of nature in tackling loneliness and social isolation among vulnerable groups
Researchers in Europe, Australia and Latin America are combining social interactions with the colours, sounds and smells of the natural environment to improve mental health in at-risk communities.
Wonder drug-capsule may one day replace insulin injection for diabetics
Scientists in Melbourne have designed a new type of oral capsule that could mean pain-free delivery of insulin and other protein drugs.
Hardy health plant a hero ingredient to help manage obesity
Antioxidants in the roselle plant have anti-obesity properties that could help in food alternatives to current weight management medications, according to new research.
Transformative WIDI program delivers workers to the social services sector
Older Victorians and those living with disability are getting the support they need thanks to a RMIT initiative to attract and train new care workers.
Antibiotic innovation helps fight against superbugs
RMIT scientists have created a new type of antibiotic that can be rapidly re-engineered to avoid resistance by dangerous superbugs.
Board game confronts the ‘ickiness’ of gut health
Researchers are using the play-based approach of board games to improve our understanding of gastrointestinal health.
Smart stitches to reduce infection, simplify post op monitoring
A new antimicrobial suture material that glows in medical imaging could be a promising alternative for mesh implants and internal stitches.
Contactless screening tool could revolutionise chronic wound treatment
A thermal-imaging tool to screen for chronic wounds could enable nurses to identify these hard-to-heal sores during the first assessment at a person’s home.