Manuka honey has a lot of evidence-based benefits, and a lot of rubbish claims too.
Inserting a random DNA mishmash into a plant or bacterium directs it to make a novel protein. Sifting through the resulting molecules, researchers may find ones have medical or agricultural uses.
Speaking with: Dr. John Gerrard on infectious diseases.
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William Isdale speaks to Dr. John Gerrard about the constant threat of infectious diseases and what we can do to prevent a deadly pandemic from establishing itself in Australia.
Promising scientific consensus is a perilous principle on which to found meaningful engagement between experts and the public.
New reports that stopping antibiotics when you feel better is better for you could do more harm than good. But it has reopened the debate on how long antibiotics should be used.
We've been told for a long time that we must take all of our antibiotics. But maybe we didn’t need so many to begin with. Here's why.
An article in a leading health journal causes confusion and undoes years of hard work in raising awareness of antibiotic resistance.
Simple and inexpensive gene-editing technology such as CRISPR has made the creation of genetically modified organisms much easier. But could nature still keep the upper hand?
Without leading edge innovations and coordination, Canadians will die from the epidemic of antibiotic resistant infections.
Speaking with: Dr Mark Blaskovich on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat of superbugs.
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William Isdale speaks with Mark Blaskovich about his research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat these superbugs pose to communities.
In the last decade we've seen a ten-fold increase in the number of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics.
A study that shows GPs are prescribing about five million too many antibiotic scripts a year means we have to take a radical new approach to reducing use of these drugs.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body's ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
Infection of wounds for surgery patients is on the rise in developing countries. A shorter dose of antibiotics is appropriate.
An independent expert provides his pick of the most notable drugs added to the PBS on May 1, 2017.
Eat less meat, save the world
When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
Until recently we didn't know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.