Emerging antiviral-resistant influenza strains threaten to undermine the global investment in drug stockpiles designed to stem flu pandemics. But a group of researchers from the Institute and the University of Melbourne are working on a series of experiments and techniques to effectiveness of these drug-resistant flu viruses.
Migrants, particularly those from refugee backgrounds, often arrive in Australia with poor oral health. Evidence also shows that children can rapidly develop tooth decay in their preschool years causing not only dental pain but also more general growth and development problems.
Professor Josh Burns and the Centre of Research Excellence in Neuromuscular Disorders has just finalised a new calculation tool to measure the level of disability in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT).
The Fiji Health Sector Support Project (FHSSP), funded by the Australian Government, has supported the Fiji Ministry of Health to introduce life-saving vaccines into their national immunisation program.