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.
Future of age care must be built on better housing design: report
Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services, according to new RMIT University research.
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.
Bid to bring stroke technology to regional Australia
RMIT engineers working with the Australian Stroke Alliance are seeking further funding to develop lightweight and mobile CT scanners to bring vital diagnostic tools to rural and remote communities.
Global reputation grows with major rankings progress
RMIT has moved up 51 places in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, strengthening its reputation as a leading global university.
New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
The Oxford deal is welcome, but remember the vaccine hasn’t been proven to work yet
The vaccine hasn't completed phase 3 trials, so we can't be sure it will be safe and effective for all. The Australian government's deal is contingent on these trials being successful.
Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs
Scientists have revealed how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact.