A CSIRO survey has found many people are confused about common infections, believing antibiotics can treat colds, flu and other viruses. This could fuel a dangerous rise in drug-resistant superbugs.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
Bioinformatics can be applied to a range of problems, such as understanding the genome sequence of organisms or coming up with new drugs.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.
Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC's list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.
The aim is to discover, develop and facilitate delivery of anti-malarial medicines to help tackle the burden of malaria in endemic countries and support malaria eradication.
Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.
As antibiotic resistance increases globally, the heat is on to find new alternatives to treat infections. Chemists can get a head start by looking at compounds produced in nature by fishes' microbes.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Mathematicians have joined the fight, developing models to both test cancer drug combinations and understand chemotherapy drug resistance.
Malaria is a major public health problem that affects 106 countries globally. A rigorous and systematic approach to predict and control malaria transmission is needed.
New genetic technologies are letting us look at flu evolution right where it starts: within individual people, while they're sick.
Genetic analysis is getting cheaper and can provide real-time surveillance of drug resistance.
Eliminating malaria in Africa has been held back by a range of factors, including a lack of funds and drug and insecticide resistance challenges.
The gains made towards eliminating malaria in endemic countries is being threatened by insecticide and antimalarial drug resistance.
Up to 50% of the people who take the efavirenz antiretroviral react particularly badly to it and need to change drug regimens.
A global trend to regulate frequent antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production is emerging but Africa is still lagging behind.
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
A new study shows that by using genomics, you can cut down the lengthy process of testing for drug-resistance TB to a matter of days.