In the future, drugs will be tested on organoids – three-dimensional organ-parts grown in a dish.
Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Lowering the threshold for FDA approval and feeding the agency less rigorous information will increase the likelihood of approvals of unsafe or ineffective drugs and devices.
After almost four-and-a half decades and from modest beginnings, the Dunedin study has evolved into one of the most significant long-term tracking studies in the world.
The recent NHMRC funding announcement has renewed criticism about how medical research is funded in Australia. Is the system fair? Or is it stacked against some researchers?
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
We shouldn't scoff at the Facebook founder's goal of eradicating disease.
Curing HIV – or at least achieving long-term remission – is possible, under the right circumstances.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
The media regularly report impressive medical advances, but not the animal research that plays a critical role in developing the new treatment or giving us insights into basic science.
The MRFF should prioritise the chances of making major advances in knowledge and the chances of research having an impact on Australian health and wealth.
The randomised controlled trial is touted as the gold standard in medical research. But its controlled laboratory conditions are far removed from the messy realities of life.
Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk.
Human guinea pigs? On the occasion of Rennes drama, an explanation of what the drug trials in France and how they are controlled.
Meta-analyses that combine many different studies are the gold standard for medical evidence. But they are only as good research they examine.
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug with more than 181 million consumers worldwide, three quarters of whom are men. Why do men and women use cannabis?
We are engaged in one of the great struggles of human knowledge – to liberate clinical trial data.
A recent survey of people living with HIV in the United Kingdom found that over half would participate in a clinical study to develop a cure for HIV despite this posing a risk to their health.
Australian scientists are listened to by government and business, but must do more to ensure their advice and work contributes to a stronger future for Australia.
It’s been a great privilege to have been the head of NHMRC for going on a decade. That’s four governments, six health ministers, a funding increase from A$437 million in 2006 to A$859 million today.