Australia’s ‘next normal’ – one year of living through a pandemic
We have just marked one year since the first reported case of COVID-19 in Australia. But we do have cause to celebrate. For the first time in history, researchers have developed safe and effective vaccines against a human coronavirus.
Sewage testing for COVID-19? What’s that all about?
Sewage testing through the water flushed down our toilets can help track the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.
Zapping away mosquito-borne diseases in Papua New Guinea
We have been working with organisations in Papua New Guinea and in Australia to develop approaches against mosquito-borne diseases.
Science quiz: are you April fool or cool?
Our blogs have been coming thick and fast this month. Let’s see how much you remember while you’ve been social distancing like a champ!
Meat your heart out with our plant-based mince
We've helped develop a plant based mince meat alternative. Now you can get it to your door from meal-kit delivery company Marley Spoon.
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.
Let’s get quiz-ical: March science quiz questions
It's time to find out what you remember from the last month of science news and break the boredom in isolation.
COVID-19: animating this deadly virus
We investigate the basic characteristics of viruses in our special animation. This includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.
Superfood or supermyth? Researching current food trends
Going on social media means being bombarded with information about the latest superfood trend. But is it nutritionally sound? Turns out, not completely.
Combatting Ebola through more than just outbreak response
Infectious diseases, such as Ebola, pose a great threat to health and biosecurity globally. Our scientist has some ideas on how to curb future outbreaks
The link between climate change and disease
A new report has been released outlining the link between climate change and disease. Our directors of Health and Biosecurity and the Australian Animal Health Laboratory talk us through what it means for us in Australia.
The Power of Protein
We tend to eat our protein in an uneven distribution across the day - mostly at dinner. We are also getting far too much protein from high energy, nutrient-poor discretionary foods. That's why we've got some recipes from our new Protein Plus Nutrition and Exercise Plan to help pack your plate with protein.