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  1. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cleaner safe air needs you!

    Citizen scientists wearing air monitors are key to a big data project aimed at identifying where the bad air is in our cities and driving policy change.

  2. 30 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Peter Doherty, 20 years after the Nobel Prize

    Professor Peter Doherty shared medicine's Nobel Prize 20 years ago for his work fighting cancer. Today, this unconventional immunologist is still making waves.

  3. 16 March 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Wiping cancer from our hard drives

    Professor Sean Grimmond is bringing groundbreaking genome-directed cancer research into the clinical space to change the way we treat cancer.

  4. 11 March 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Fukushima: The misery piles up

    Five years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster the disaster still goes on with an emerging thyroid cancer epidemic and 174,000 people remaining displaced.

  5. 25 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Big data puts genomic handbrake on cancer

    Scientists have uncovered the genetic script that drives pancreatic tumours, which is fast becoming one of the developed world’s biggest killers.

  6. 3 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    A chip off the DNA block

    Researchers identify genetic markers that can help fight cancer before it begins. This can lead to earlier intervention and, hopefully, personalised prevention.

  7. 24 December 2015 - Science Matters

    Why science matters: Five of the best stories

    A potential ebola vaccine, water on Mars, record warming, 3D body parts and the cancer risks involved in eating processed meat all made 2015 science headlines.

  8. 28 October 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Eat processed meat – but not every day

    The World Health Organisation’s decision to list processed meat as a carcinogen has alarmed many. But should we be worried, or just maintain a balanced diet?

  9. 25 September 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Targeting dormant cancer cells

    Researchers discover key to stem cell behaviour that causes the spread of bowel cancer, leading to new therapies that will target dormant cancer.

  10. 24 September 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Tailored treatment turns up heat on melanomas

    Precision medicine, a new way of delivering individualised treatments, is leading to breakthroughs in the fight against one of Australia’s deadliest cancers.