• Fighting weight gain after breast cancer

    Carolyn Ee     |      February 22, 2020

    Cancer often causes sharp declines in weight, but after a diagnosis of breast cancer, weight gain in some women can cause further problems over time.

  • Taking a break from the booze

    Nicole Lee     |      February 20, 2020

    New draft guidelines recommend no more than 10 standard alcoholic drinks a week, but knowing how to take a break from booze altogether might have even greater benefits than merely cutting back.

  • A connected world makes coronavirus more dangerous, but also helps us cope

    Richard Holden     |      February 16, 2020

    The same technological forces that make the Wuhan outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response.

  • Solving cancer’s genetic jigsaw

    Cheryl Critchley     |      February 14, 2020

    Mapping the human genome is revolutionising medicine, and better understanding of its genetic roots could help turn cancer into a more manageable chronic disease like diabetes.

  • The atlas of cancer

    Nerissa Hannink     |      February 10, 2020

    Scientists around the world have collaborated to create the most comprehensive map of whole cancer genomes to date, improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and how to treat it.

  • Mapping the spread of coronavirus

    Jodie McVernon     |      February 6, 2020

    Mathematical modelling gave us an early warning about the size of the coronavirus outbreak – now, researchers are doing the numbers daily to work out how the virus could spread.

  • How does the Wuhan coronavirus work?

    Allen Cheng     |      February 5, 2020

    While most respiratory viral infections are mild, some can trigger serious complications, and the Wuhan virus can prove deadly for vulnerable people.

  • Melbourne scientists cultivate the novel coronavirus

    Open Forum     |      January 30, 2020

    Melbourne scientists have grown the Wuhan coronavirus from a patient sample, which should give expert international laboratories crucial information to help combat the fast spreading virus.

  • The coronavirus outbreak – what you need to know

    Allen Cheng     |      January 29, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak has already claimed more than a hundred lives in China, and cases are being reported around the world. But what exactly is a coronavirus, and what precautions can we take against it?

  • First, do no harm

    Open Forum     |      January 28, 2020

    Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated, exposing them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy.

  • Where there’s smoke…

    Max Thomas     |      January 26, 2020

    Melbourne, Sydney and vast swathes of the Eastern States have suffered the effects of the worst bushfire season for years, and the effects of smoke on the population must be taken into account in future planning.

  • Going viral

    Ian Mackay     |      January 24, 2020

    China has barred people from leaving the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a new viral outbreak ,and global concern is rising, so what do we know so far?