• “Big sugar” and a lack of prevention fuel Australia’s oral health crisis

    Open Forum     |      July 20, 2019

    Dentistry which emphasises treatment over prevention and the malign influence of the sugar industry are contributing to Australia’s oral health crisis.

  • One more cup of coffee for the road

    Open Forum     |      July 19, 2019

    Coffee contains a complex mixture of bioactive ingredients, including substances such as caffeine and kahweol, but a new study finds no evidence that they affect people’s risk of getting cancer.

  • Some pharmacists are breaking therapeutic guidelines

    Open Forum     |      July 19, 2019

    A QUT study of the practices of more than 200 pharmacies in Brisbane has highlighted concerns that some are not adhering to therapeutic guidelines when distributing pharmaceuticals.

  • Health minsters urged to resolve digital data issues

    Open Forum     |      July 16, 2019

    Regulatory barriers that limit timely access to population and health data must be resolved to achieve better health outcomes for Australians, according to leading scientists and medical health researchers.

  • Planning the “20 minute” cities of tomorrow

    Open Forum     |      July 15, 2019

    Melbourne is growing fast, and planners hope it will become a network of connected “20-minute cities”, where people will be able to walk or cycle to shops and services, reducing traffic while increasing population density.

  • Refining pill regimes in aged care

    Open Forum     |      July 15, 2019

    The government’s aged care royal commission has put the problems surrounding medication management and pill regimes for older people in the spotlight, but a new tool should help reduce the number of mistakes made with complex pill requirements.

  • Seagulls and superbugs

    Open Forum     |      July 14, 2019

    Seagulls on Australian beaches may be threatening more than your fish and chips, new research has revealed, as they can carry superbugs similar to those causing serious infections in hospitals and nursing homes.

  • Nominations open for the MIKE awards

    Open Forum     |      July 13, 2019

    Nominations have opened for this year’s inaugural Australia/New Zealand Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprises (MIKE) Awards 2019 – an initiative of AusKM, Global Access Partners, and Macquarie University.

  • Digging deep to save a dinosaur

    Open Forum     |      July 13, 2019

    A collection of ancient rock with opalised bones from the Lightning Ridge opal fields in NSW is about to ‘come to life’ in a novel project involving scientists from around Australia.

  • More support needed for women in STEM

    Open Forum     |      July 7, 2019

    Women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are facing barriers that require changed in institutional attitudes and additional support to overcome.

  • Curtin to test ‘mini’ satellite in orbit with European Space Agency

    Open Forum     |      July 6, 2019

    Researchers from Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre have built their own pocket-sized satellite, which they will launch on a re-supply rocket to the International Space Station where it will be released into orbit.

  • Hedging against climate change

    Open Forum     |      July 5, 2019

    Researchers from Macquarie University and Western Sydney University have assessed whether the trees that characterise our urban landscapes will be resilient to our changing climate over the next 50 years.