Infections

New immunotherapy improves MS symptoms
Infections 10 Dec 2018

New immunotherapy improves MS symptoms

A world-first clinical trial of a new cellular immunotherapy for multiple sclerosis has improved symptoms and quality of life for the majority of patients.
PrEP trial leads to unprecedented reductions in HIV transmission
Infections 26 Nov 2018

PrEP trial leads to unprecedented reductions in HIV transmission

Recent HIV infections in gay and bisexual men in New South Wales have declined by almost one-third following the trial of an HIV prevention medication…
Rethinking control of Australia’s most common STI
Infections 22 Nov 2018

Rethinking control of Australia’s most common STI

Australia's most common sexually transmitted infection, chlamydia, is unlikely to be eliminated by opportunistic testing in general practice.
Development of antibacterial surfaces for bone implants
Infections 14 Nov 2018

Development of antibacterial surfaces for bone implants

A University of Sydney team in collaboration with the University Medical Centre Utrecht has found a solution to the infection-related rejection of implants, including knees…
Hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs
Blood 13 Nov 2018

Hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

Researchers from the Kirby Institute say its time to remove restrictions that prevent recent drug users from accessing successful hepatitis C treatment.
Prevention of HIV increasing, but no one should be left behind
Blood 09 Nov 2018

Prevention of HIV increasing, but no one should be left behind

Gay and bisexual men are getting tested and using medications to prevent HIV transmission more than ever.
Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance
Cancer 08 Nov 2018

Anti-cancer drugs may hold key to overcoming antimalarial drug resistance

Scientists have found a way to boost the efficacy of the world's most powerful antimalarial drug with the help of chemotherapy medicines.
It’s time to act to reduce diabetes-related foot disease
Blood 05 Nov 2018

It’s time to act to reduce diabetes-related foot disease

Greater investment from governments, health professionals and researchers is needed to reduce costly and common diabetes-related foot disease (DFD).
New class of antibiotics gives hope for treating multi-drug resistant bacteria
Infections 03 Nov 2018

New class of antibiotics gives hope for treating multi-drug resistant bacteria

The rapid spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a global health emergency, and in the absence of new drugs it is widely reported that common infections…