A new test, which can diagnose COVID-19 in 15 minutes, has been approved by the TGA. But it's no silver bullet.
Ideally everyone could get tested frequently for the coronavirus. No state is close to achieving this, but some are doing better than others. What are the challenges in meeting demand for testing?
Practical work is essential for science education. But health measures compromise their traditional organization. Here are some game-changing solutions.
Concerned about rising cases and spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science has called on government to declare it a national health emergency.
Considerable effort has gone into improving laboratory services in many African countries. But the quality of tests is questionable.