18 Jan 2021

This week: What 12 million COVID test says about Australian Pathology - New breakthrough in antibiotic resistance - One step closer to developing 'smart' stem cells - and more.

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What 12 million COVID test says about Australian Pathology

At some point this week, Australia will perform its 12 millionth COVID-19 test. The equivalent of nearly half the population will have been tested since January 2020 — it is an incredible feat. - abc.net.au


Gut imbalance linked to 'long COVID'

A study published in the journal Gut reveals that the gut microbiome may influence the severity of COVID-19 and the immune system’s response to the infection. - hospitalhealth.com.au


Novavax candidate may prove best long-term solution for Australia

While debate swirls around the first two vaccines set to be used in the rollout, NVX-CoV2373 comes with potential advantages. - racgp.org.au


New breakthrough in antibiotic resistance

Research led by Monash University has discovered how to revert antibiotic-resistance in one of the most dangerous superbugs. - anmj.org.au


Scientists are a step closer to developing 'smart' stem cells – and they're made from human fat

A new type of stem cell – that is, a cell with regenerative abilities – could be closer on the horizon, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. The stem cells (called induced multipotent stem cells, or iMS) can be made from easily accessible human cells – in this case, fat – and reprogrammed to act as stem cells. - med.unsw.edu.au 


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