ABC News Bianca Nogrady 19 August 2016
There’s an uncomfortable truth to modern medicine.
That drug you take for your high blood pressure, the vaccine to prevent infectious disease, the pill to avoid pregnancy, the medical ointment for your skin condition, or even the pacemaker keeping your arrhythmia in check — all of those and more have, at one time, been tested on a live animal.
In between the testing of a new chemical compound on cell cultures in a laboratory and the time that compound is first given to a live human, it will almost certainly be administered to mice, rats, rabbits and perhaps even a primate.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-19/animal-testing-could-it-ever-be-banned-completely/7748214
The Sydney Morning Herald Timna Jacks August 18 2016
When HIV/AIDS deniers, anti-vaxxers and chemtrail conspiracy theorists started citing “peer-reviewed” research, Associate Professor Michael Brown smelt a rat.
After a quick Google search, the Monash University astronomer discovered a booming black market ensnaring his profession.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-dodgy-academic-journals-publishing-antivaxxers-and-other-crappy-science-20160817-gquu3z.html
ABC News 15 August 2016
Australia’s premier science agency, the CSIRO, has ramped up its partnerships with business and universities to get more high tech products out on the market.
Courier Mail Rhian Deutrom 6 August 2016
The chemicals, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are key components in a fire-fighting foam called Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), which the Australian Defence Force used during training exercises at bases around Australia. At Oakey, it discharged 1.2 megalitres of AFFF between 1977 and 2003.
Article discusses origins for PFOS and PFOA, US contamination and litigation and personal stories of Oakey residents.