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  • In Defence: Taking on the Natural Ruse

    In Defence: Taking on the Natural Ruse

    Bryce Harper

    The GMO “debate” never strays far from the headlines. Almost every person I know has an opinion on the matter, and I cannot stomach that. As Patrick Stokes, senior lecturer in philosophy at the Deakin University, argues: “The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs […]

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  • Dear Dr Internet

    Dear Dr Internet

    Bryce Harper

    Dear Dr. Internet I have a weird rash forming on my neck. It’s red, slightly swollen, and it is hot to touch. Can anyone recommend some ailments or home remedies I could apply to stop the itching? Questions like this have become all too common in a world where social media is saturated with perhaps […]

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  • Interview with Leah MacDonald.

    Interview with Leah MacDonald.

    Christopher_NW

    Recently, biomedical science student Leah MacDonald, was awarded the first Christopher Haggarty-Weir bursary at the University of the Sunshine Coast. This is an annual scholarship I set up to give something back to my alma mater where I did my biomed degree. I thought it would be a great idea to sit down with Leah […]

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  • Viruses as a new form of antibiotic? A race against evolution of antibiotic resistance.

    Viruses as a new form of antibiotic? A race against evolution of antibiotic resistance.

    Christopher_NW

    We have a guest post from University of Melbourne M.Sc student, Ashleigh Henderson! The discovery and production of penicillin as an antibiotic in the early 1900’s was one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of medicine. Antibiotics turned many menacing, life-threatening diseases into mere annoyances that could be solved with the pop of […]

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Avoiding a Cold & Flu This Season

Avoiding a Cold & Flu This Season

Wes

 

Colds and Flu like illnesses cost billions of dollars in medical visits and missed days of work each year. Even with continuing advanced knowledge of their virulence, pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, treatment and prevention, we are pretty much left to fend for ourselves

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