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Cancer vaccine – a reality?

Vaccine soon to be tested in Lymphoma patients Stanford Univesity researchers are recruiting lymphoma patients to test a new cancer vaccine that had a 97 percent success rate in “curing” mice with cancer. The clinical trial will involve about 15 patients with low-grade lymphoma and begin by the end of the year, according to a…

Old Issues for a New Political Year

by Dr Nick Economou The political year is back in full swing. Australia’s state and federal parliaments have resumed, and general elections are imminent for Tasmania and South Australia. Indeed, Victoria is to go to the polls in November. In Canberra, meanwhile, parliamentarians have regathered amidst revelations that top secret defence documents were obtained by…

It’s the Same-Sex marriage – hail the ‘rainbow Australia’

The battle of the “sexes” – “same” or “opposite” is over. Australia has had its say and it is a resounding “yes” vote in favour of the same sex. ABS chief statistician David Kalisch announced the results of 12.7 million votes in a speech broadcast live around Australia on Wednesday, 15 November . “For the national result,…

Virat Kohli – Most Ducks As India Captain

Virat Kohli, once the cricket prodigy who could do nothing wrong with the bat seems to be suffering from being ‘too good’ syndrome. In the process, he has achieved a milestone he would rather not have. His love affair with his bat seems to be experiencing jerks and got worse when he got out for…

High Court Ruling – the start of a potential horror run for Turnbull

There is an old saying that warns people about the consequences of chickens that come home to roost. This saying is quite apposite for Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal-National coalition government. This government has let a number of political chickens fly from the coop, and some of these are now starting to come back with the potential…

UN labels Australia as ‘inhumane’

United Nations, November 9: The UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) has denounced the Australian government for withdrawing support to former Manus Island detainees as the stand-off over the provision of services to more than 600 men entered its fifth day on Saturday. It comes as the detainees have called for an investigation into the death…

Uber driver Gaurav Marwah charged for allegedly seeking sex with 14-year-old girl, online

Sydney, November 3: 39-year-old Uber driver Gaurav Marwah was arrested after he allegedly engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with an undercover detective believing he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. Marwah was in fact, was chatting with an under-cover detective CEIU27, from the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit –…

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