The pioneering researchers have been honoured for excellence in biological sciences, physical sciences and innovation.
Hepatitis C testing and treatment in prisons is key to reducing infections, a new study by the Kirby Institute has shown.
Professor Gregory Dore from The Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney has won the prestigious 2020 Eureka Prize for infectious diseases research.
A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.
More Australians have been treated for hepatitis C in the past 12 months than the last decade combined, following the listing of a new generation therapy on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
The death of musician Lou Reed from liver cancer may raise awareness of the challenges of living with hepatitis C, but more work needs to be done to make sure treatments are widely available, writes Gregory Dore.