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  1. Podcast10 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Investigating the brain’s insulation

    Following his uncle’s brain injury, University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr David Gonsalvez now researches the way brain cells function in diseases like MS.

  2. 17 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Wounds need more than time to heal

    Wounds, especially chronic ones, must be assessed early; particularly when people are in aged care, to prevent bed sores, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 16 July 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Viruses on the wing

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.

  4. 14 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics

    A crack down in Australia on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of moves needed to curb the overuse of antibiotics say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 10 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Buffering against brain change in schizophrenia

    Some people with schizophrenia may have a protective mechanism that buffers against the structural changes in the brain shows University of Melbourne research.

  6. 7 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Voice. Treaty. Truth.

    Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but in NAIDOC Week 2019 a University of Melbourne expert says there is still an uncomfortable way to go.

  7. 1 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is Freud’s legacy fading?

    Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.

  8. 19 June 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Where we die matters, so let’s talk

    University of Melbourne research highlights the importance of discussions about place of care and place of death for terminally ill patients and their families.

  9. 13 June 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Too young for Facebook, old enough for prison?

    You can’t sign up to Facebook until age 13, but in Australia you can face a criminal offence at age 10; University of Melbourne experts say that needs to change