From Australian Doctor, 7 June, 2006.Professor Alan Coates ’ life has revolved around fighting cancer. Now, almost 10 years after heading the Cancer Council Australia, he is returning to his first love – clinical research.Professor Coates is softly spoken, formal and somewhat reserved — until he starts talking about research. When the subject of his … Continue reading Back to his roots: Professor Alan Coates
From Australian Doctor, 18 May, 2006.PRIMUM non nocere… First, do no harm. There is little room for ambiguity in the principle that governs all medical practitioners, but the same rule does not necessarily apply when it comes to clinical trials. Read more…
From New Scientist, 13 May, 2006.You may not see the next iPod emerge from New Zealand, but the country’s scientists have plenty of other goodies in their agricultural-biotech and materials labs, says Steve Thompson, a Canadian agricultural scientist who now heads the Royal Society of New Zealand. Read more (scroll down page).
From Australian Doctor, 3 May 2006:The launch of a heart failure drug specifically targeted at African-Americans has forced a controversial medical question into the spotlight: Does race matter? Read more.
From Australian Doctor, 7 April 2006.With just 300 visitors at any one time, Lord Howe Island offers sun, sea and solitude. Read more.
Wild Blue YonderFrom Australian Doctor, 14 February 2006Descending into the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains of NSW, you could be entering a lost prehistoric world. Tree ferns erupt like luscious green fireworks, shaggy wet moss drapes the rocky walls around us and the sounds of the modern world vanish. All we can hear is … Continue reading Travels with my notebook – The Blue Mountains and Cambodia
From Australian Doctor, 24 February 2006.From seizure-alert dogs to goldfish that lower your blood pressure, it seems pets come with a host of health benefits — they can even be life-savers. Read more.
From CSIRO’s Solve magazine, February 2006:It is barely the size of a fingernail but when it comes to finding millions of tonnes of undiscovered ore, a little SQUID goes a long way. SQUIDs – Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices – are extremely sensitive magnetic sensors that are allowing mining companies to locate ore deposits missed by … Continue reading A little SQUID goes a long way
From Australian Doctor, 3 February 2006No microscope can see it and no assay can detect it, but stress has been linked with cancer, infertility and immune-suppression. Worried? Don’t be — you’ll only make it worse. Read more
From Australian Doctor, 28 September 2005Just when it seemed statins couldn’t get any bigger, studies are suggesting they may have a role to play in conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer. Read more. From Australian Doctor, 16 November 2005An unglamorous quest to discover why HIV-positive men were plagued with anal warts led Professor Ian … Continue reading Some recent articles