Bioethics, infectious diseases and the battle between good and evil
Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.
A breakthrough in reducing mosquito-spread diseases with Wolbachia
A global program in which mosquitoes are implanted with a common bacteria is preventing the spread of viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya – and could help tens of millions of people.
Sleepwalking towards an antibiotic apocalypse
Despite dire warnings of a looming antibiotic resistance crisis, the issue has failed to capture the public imagination.
Delivering Impact - In Brief
Over coming decades, Australia’s economic prosperity and wellbeing will depend more and more on our ability to foster and sustain a culture of innovation. Universities will be vital to this endeavour, not only in their role as centres for...
Who determines priorities in funding medical research?
Is medical research is already adequately funded? AAPExpected cuts in health and medical research in the May Federal budget have led to a predicable backlash from vested interests. We are informed that any cuts will detrimentally affect standards of...