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  1. 10 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Sequenced quoll genome a new tool for conservation

    Newly sequenced Eastern Quoll genome could inform improved breeding programs to re-establish it on the Australian mainland says University of Melbourne research

  2. 9 September 2021 - Design

    Liveable Melbourne a blessing amid weary lockdowns

    Melburnians are weary of COVID-19 lockdowns, but they can be grateful for, and protective of their highly liveable city says University of Melbourne researcher

  3. 1 September 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health

    Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 20 August 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    How do organic and non-organic foods influence our gut microbiome?

    A University of Melbourne review into how organic and conventionally farmed foods affect the gut microbiome found mixed results, indicating more research needed

  5. 10 August 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    We need to stop flushing opportunity down the toilet

    A new technology that converts human urine into fertiliser onsite could enable a sustainable expansion of urban farming says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 29 June 2021 - Science Matters

    Australia’s water tragedy has urgent lessons for America

    Emulating Australia’s failing water market won't help the US manage this precious resource, say University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University experts

  7. 28 June 2021 - Design

    Protecting Melbourne’s Green Wedges while we still can

    University of Melbourne research argues that the natural areas of Melbourne are under threat as there is growing evidence of their importance for human survival

  8. 23 June 2021 - Design

    How our housing can make it feel like a Russian winter

    Australia’s housing isn’t geared to deal efficiently with our Southern winters – we need learn from the Northern Hemisphere, says University of Melbourne expert

  9. Podcast23 June 2021 - Science Matters

    How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?

    University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies