• Health

    Tackling the ‘toxic trio’ behind coeliac disease


    Nerissa Hannink |  March 22, 2019


    The current treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten-free diet, but researchers want to ‘train’ the body to tolerate the toxic gluten protein as a new way to treat the disease.


  • Environment

    Australia’s rarest bird on menu for wedged-tailed eagles


    Open Forum |  March 22, 2019


    A successful rabbit cull two decades ago has had unforeseen consequences, with a study finding wedge-tailed eagles are now preying on the critically-endangered plains-wanderer, one of Australia’s rarest birds.


  • Environment

    The IPCC is underselling climate change


    Open Forum |  March 22, 2019


    A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative – and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel’s reports suggest.


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