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Only by prescribing antibiotics smarter instead of broader will we keep superbugs at bay. Only by prescribing antibiotics smarter instead of broader will we keep superbugs at bay. lamentables/Flickr

We can beat superbugs with better stewardship of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming a major problem. Calls to action on increasing rates of resistance have been made by the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC…
Too much urging can backfire and entrench some parents' opposition to vaccination. Too much urging can backfire and entrench some parents' opposition to vaccination. Flickr/skippytpe

Parents' decisions about vaccination and the art of gentle persuasion

Dr Seuss’ book Green Eggs and Ham is built around the urgings of a weird creature, Sam I Am, who insists the narrator eat the food of its title. When the narrator refuses, Sam issues an ever-widening range…
Motherhood has made women’s immune systems stronger. Motherhood has made women’s immune systems stronger. Wendkuni

The X-factor: women are stronger than you think (it’s in our genes)

Research published in this month’s BioEssays confirms something many of us have always known: women have stronger immune systems than men. We fight off infections more readily, are less likely to develop…
Jacques Miller discovered the function of the thymus gland, which changed immunology forever. Jacques Miller discovered the function of the thymus gland, which changed immunology forever.

Gus Nossal: It’s Australian Jacques Miller’s turn for a Nobel Prize

Every year at the beginning of October, a frisson runs through the global medical research community. Who will win the greatest lottery of them all, the Nobel Prize for Medicine? In a cynical and sceptical…

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