Can heavy metals cause chronic kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) has emerged as a serious health issue in rural farming communities across Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, damaging the health of both the farmers and their fragile economy. The reason for the disease...

Investigating antibiotics in the environment

Antibiotics are incredibly useful for treating humans and animals but once they’ve done their good work, they end up reaching the environment through excretion or improper disposal of waste. Out in the environment, they contaminate soil, water and plants, creating...

Australians to help solve global methane threat

A collaboration between science and industry will put Australia at the forefront of global research to help curb the potent greenhouse gas, methane. Although Australia was not among the 100+ nations to sign the Global Methane Pledge at the World Climate...