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  1. Podcast17 November 2017 - Up Close

    From pole to pole: Treating bipolar disorder

    Professor Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder and new treatments, including environmental lithium, on the University of Melbourne's Up Close podcast.

  2. 15 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    A ray of hope for pancreatic cancer

    A University of Melbourne chemotherapy breakthrough could improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.

  3. 14 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Using maths to assess blocked arteries

    University of Melbourne researchers have used laser imaging to mathematically model the severity of artery blockages and now may be able to predict danger areas

  4. 13 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Saving lives with less blood

    A major global study including the University of Melbourne has found it is safe for surgeons to be using significantly less blood during heart surgery

  5. Podcast10 November 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Why can’t we cure cancer?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop explores why finding a cancer cure is difficult, and how governments can fund research and treatment.

  6. 30 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Closing the Gap for vision

    Blindness impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people disproportionately, but according a University of Melbourne report, real progress is being made.

  7. 28 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The challenge of small and preterm babies

    University of Melbourne research finds that underweight preterm babies face no higher health risks than normal weight preterm babies, of the same gestation age.

  8. 31 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    5 discoveries we can thank twins for

    35 years of Twins Research Australia at the University of Melbourne have led to insights into how genes and the environment work together to impact our health.

  9. 24 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why flu can be fatal

    Infections like flu can 'paralyse' the immune system, making a secondary infection like pneumonia more likely, according to University of Melbourne research.