In the media

$2 million grant opportunity for coronavirus vaccine research Medical researchers can now apply for grants to accelerate the development of a safe, effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Applications close on 11 March 2020 (26 February 2020). More...

Bayer likely to fight new wave of roundup-cancer litigation in Australia, despite looming US settlement As tens of thousands of cases against the makers of the weedkiller Roundup mount up in the United States, a class action is about to test the product’s standing in Australia (25 February 2020). More...

Coronavirus scare at Gold Coast beauty salon after beautician tests positive following trip to Iran Authorities are trying to track down up to 40 people who went to a Gold Coast salon and were treated by a beautician who has been diagnosed with coronavirus (29 February 2020). More...

World-first human trials commence for HPV-related head and neck cancers Brisbane researchers are recruiting for a world-first human trial into head and neck cancer associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) using a completely new approach to treating this specific cancer with a HPV vaccine combined with an immunotherapy drug (28 February 2020). More...

Queenslanders to access travel vaccinations from pharmacists Pharmacists in Queensland will be able to protect more Queenslanders against vaccine-preventable diseases, including those that are recommended prior to travel, in a move welcomed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) (24 February 2020). More...

Queensland Health: What is gestational diabetes and what is it like to have gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes mellitus is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually goes away after the baby is born. About 12-14% of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes mellitus. Between week 26 and 28 of pregnancy, a Glucose Tolerance Test is performed (24 February 2020). More...