Going viral: how a virus mutates between animals
Scientists are still trying to figure out the source of COVID-19. But if it did come from a bat, it may have gone through another animal and then to humans. We explain this process.
The wash-up on coronavirus and food
You can continue to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and salads. There is no evidence to suggest you can become infected from coronavirus from your food.
Pre-clinical COVID-19 vaccine trials begin at CSIRO
We have started pre-clinical trials for two vaccine candidates at our Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong. It’s all part of our work on COVID-19.
How does a virus like COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 has become a pandemic in just under three months. So how did a virus do this? We look at the basic characteristics of a virus.
Self-isolating: Building resilience in uncertain times
When we work from home or are self-isolating, we can start to feel disconnected from our peers. Here's what can you can do to stay connected.
Thwarting Cassava plant diseases to feed the masses
Cassava is a big part of the diet of almost half a billion Africans, but this important crop is under siege from two devastating diseases.
Coronavirus is hurting Australia’s lobster export market
The abrupt downturn in seafood consumption in China is wreaking havoc on the traditional fishers of the Torres Strait and other Australian fishing communities.
Here’s why the WHO says a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months away
The World Health Organisation said this week it may be 18 months before a vaccine against the coronavirus is publicly available.Let’s explore why, even with global efforts, it might take this long.
We’re working to understand the characteristics of the novel coronavirus, a key step towards developing a new vaccine.
Modified mozzies to help derail dengue fever
In partnership with the University of California San Diego, we’ve engineered a mosquito resistant to spreading all four types of the devastating dengue virus.
Sam vs Wild: from Alzheimer’s to Antarctica
Our research scientist Samantha Burnham works with data to try to map out the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease – and now she’s off to Antarctica.