Kirby Institute

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A team from UNSW's Kirby Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney have uncovered an immune profile for long COVID, potentially paving the way for tailored treatment for those with ongoing symptoms.

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The public has been left to their own devices as all our previous safeguards collapse around us. We urgently need a “vaccines-plus” strategy to flatten the curve.

Most read medicine stories 2021

For the second year running, it was no surprise readers were still hungry for COVID-19 stories as new findings and variants emerged in 2021. 

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Despite Australia’s long history of a secular government, this bill might create a future that segregates people based on their faith and beliefs.

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The pioneering researchers have been honoured for excellence in biological sciences, physical sciences and innovation. 

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Forty years after the first case of AIDS was described in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Australia is at an all-time low.

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An analysis published in the lead up to World AIDS Day reveals that HIV is ‘virally suppressed’ in only 59 per cent of children and adolescents on treatment.

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Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back.

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This is the first and largest study to predict protection against variants using neutralising antibodies.

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Researchers and clinicians will work in close partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop a national framework for ‘point-of-care’ testing for infectious diseases. 

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