Health

kirby institute researchers in the lab

In this video, watch how the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes over cells by ‘melting’ them into each other.

COVID-19 pneumonia

How we now treat COVID-19 pneumonia compared to 12 months ago makes a significant difference to survival. 

Woman with hands in front of her pelvis

I was motivated to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer by my experience as a junior doctor in London in 1985. But 36 years on, the results aren't what we'd hoped.

Doctor holds bottle with COVID-19 vaccine in laboratory

Australian researchers have identified the immune response associated with protection from COVID-19 – a discovery that may help cut the time it takes to develop new vaccines.

graphic of virus and people wearing masks

Will new guidelines on how to protect front-line workers acknowledge the coronavirus can spread via the air we breathe? It's time they did.

Health and medical research

Researchers to examine new treatments for “ice” use, Crohn’s disease, spinal cord injuries, and new methods for detecting epidemics.

Ian Jacobs in conversation

Research led by UNSW Sydney's Vice-Chancellor has found screening methods for ovarian cancer do not improve survival rates from the disease.

COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccines can negatively impact public confidence in immunisation uptake, a new UNSW Sydney study reveals. 

george sharbeen and phoebe phillips

Tackling the scar tissue that shields pancreatic tumours from effective drug access is a promising advance in a notoriously hard-to-treat cancer.

Destruction of hepatitis C virus, 3D illustration. Conceptual image for hepatitis C treatment

Hepatitis C testing and treatment in prisons is key to reducing infections, a new study by the Kirby Institute has shown.

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