Blowing pollution out of the water
By Jan Mahoney Australians are a pretty fortunate lot – we have beautiful coastlines, top notch education and high-quality health […]
Home is where the heart is…monitored
By Ali Green Almost one in four older Australians are affected by chronic health conditions, and close to 1.2 million […]
Eat your way to healthier DNA
Research shows that changing your eating patterns can affect your DNA or genome in just two weeks. So, how can we eat our way to healthier DNA?
Sight saving science for the Torres Strait
By Ali Green and Sarah Klistorner An estimated one million Australians have diabetes and this number is expected to double […]
The statistician on a mission
Dr Sam Burnham wants to improve our odds of a healthier future. Together with our Preventative Health and Computational Informatics […]
Can you mend a broken heart?
Justin Cooper-White is a chemical engineer. He began his career designing petrochemical refineries, drawing on his knowledge of how single components […]
Health check: are you eating the right fibre?
Australians eat a lot of insoluble fibre (also known as roughage) rather than a combination of fibres that includes fermentable fibres, which are important for gut health.
Explainer: why Australia needs biosecurity
By Gary Fitt, Director, Biosecurity Flagship When the Department of Agriculture called a halt to imports of pop star Katy […]
How to stop an epidemic
By Linfa Wang and Nola Wilkinson Throughout history, infectious diseases have arisen unexpectedly and swept through human populations with catastrophic effects, […]
Australian agriculture’s biggest threat needs a global approach
By Wilna Vosloo, Principal investigator FMD risk management. Co-authored by Dr Juan Lubroth, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of […]
Be good to your brain
Today marks the start of Dementia Awareness Week 2013, a national campaign to raise the profile of the many different […]