Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonising and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine, according to UNSW researchers.
Social media has been flagged as a platform for the early detection and tracking of epidemics. But can it really replace traditional surveillance methods, ask C Raina MacIntyre and Sheng-Lun (Jason) Yan.
Australia’s first interactive app showcasing more than 1000 human diseases is changing the way students study medicine.
Tackling premature death in Pacific Islanders caused by conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease is the focus of a project funded by AusAID.
Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley, has found the third and final missing piece in the genetic puzzle of an unusual form of haemophilia, more than 20 years after his original discovery.
Mathematical models are being used to identify high-risk passenger air traffic routes for spreading disease, helping to avert potential pandemics.
Indigenous peoples' health is 100 years behind that of other Australians, according to work carried out by UNSW researchers.