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  1. 23 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Tuberculosis – still a major killer

    University of Melbourne researchers estimate for first time the burden of tuberculosis on adolescents and young adults, a group often ignored in disease control

  2. 20 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs

    University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.

  3. 19 March 2018 - Go Figure

    The science behind Novichok

    As the British government accuses Russia of stockpiling Novichok, a University of Melbourne expert looks at what makes the Soviet-era nerve agent so deadly.

  4. 15 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Friends in need are friends indeed

    Groups of friends, not a single best friend, boosts the resilience of kids in the face of bullying says Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne research.

  5. 12 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Training for recovery before major surgery

    University of Melbourne research finds that seeing a physiotherapist before abdominal surgery can halve the rate of potentially deadly respiratory complications

  6. 9 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    On the ‘breadcrumb trail’ of aggressive lung cancer

    For the first time, University of Melbourne/WEHI researchers have shown that alterations to two cell ‘pathways' cause aggressive lung adenocarcinomas.

  7. 28 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition

    A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.

  8. 25 February 2018 - Humanities

    Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety

    University of Melbourne PhD student researching how people with social anxiety feel, says we need to look beyond medicalising it to look also at social drivers.

  9. 5 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    HIV: Probing for a pathway to a cure

    Clinical trial by Peter Doherty Institute at University of Melbourne suggests HIV can't replicate in people on antiretrovirals in key finding for cure efforts.

  10. 4 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rethinking gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis

    Colonoscopies are being overused for cancer diagnosis says University of Melbourne expert, and while new techniques are coming, we can better use stool tests.