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Public health concern as superbug breaches Australia’s final drug defence

October 27th, 2016

A highly resistant form of Salmonella has been found in a cat

The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line of defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe this resistance may pose a serious threat to public health.

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A-grade report card on superbugs in Australian animals

June 24th, 2016

Pets and livestock in Australia have low rates of antibiotic resistance compared to other countries.

Australia has been found to have low rates of resistance to critically important drugs–comparing very favourably with other countries around the world according to the first nationwide survey of antibiotic resistance in pets and livestock.

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Tests find traditional medicines contain pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and endangered animals

December 10th, 2015

Credit: TrEnD laboratory, Curtin University

A collaborative study has found high rates of adulteration, substitution and mislabelling of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM), with the undeclared ingredients rendering many of the tested samples either illegal or potentially hazardous to consumers.

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Joint venture in algae biofuels

January 19th, 2011

A joint venture between Murdoch University, the University of Adelaide and technology company SQC has resulted in the development of a pilot plant in Karratha for the commercial production of biofuel from algae.

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Multi-million dollar algae biofuel plant opens in WA’s North-West

December 8th, 2010

The opening of an algae pilot plant in Karratha, Western Australia, brings Australia one step closer to creating commercial quantities of clean biofuel for the future.

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