Health

A colourful digital illustration of the human gut microbiome

People with non-alcohol-related liver cancer have a unique gut microbiome profile which could help predict disease risk, a UNSW Sydney study has found.

A doctor administering a vaccine to a patient

This is the key number that will determine when we can stop living under the shadow of COVID

Female doctor consults with female patient online via laptop screen

COVID has highlighted the differences in healthcare affordability across the globe, with a glimpse into what the future of medicine could look like if we don’t act.

Healthcare workers transport a patient on a hospital bed between hospital buildings.

A new modelling study led by UNSW predicts demand for cancer surgery will rise by 52 per cent within two decades, with low-income countries bearing the greatest burden.

A syringe in a 3D-printer extruding ink into a special gel bath.

3D printers may one day become a permanent fixture of the operating theatre after UNSW scientists showed they could print bone-like structures containing living cells.

Phoebe Phillips and John Kokkinos in the lab

UNSW scientists have grown human pancreatic cancer tumours in the lab – their model is the first of its kind, with important future clinical implications.

covid-19 vaccine vial ready for injection

Achieving high COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health workers will not only protect these critical staff members, it will support high levels of uptake among the public.

Unmarked bottles of vaccines and a syringe

The best approach for protecting everyone’s health will require us to provide different vaccines to different people according to need and availability.

Microscopes in a laboratory

These new, adaptive stem cells can lie dormant until needed, a new animal study using human cells shows. 

A healthcare worker wearing PPE prepares an injection

Australia's expedited plan to start dishing out COVID jabs in mid-late February will call for NASA-like logistical organisation. And ideally, no more clusters of infections to distract frontline workers.

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