Health & Medicine
The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”
As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.
Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention
University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers
Smoking and poor diet still leading killers worldwide
2016's Global Burden of Disease report shows improvements in child mortality, but rising deaths from preventable diseases, says a University of Melbourne expert
Part human, part robot: The future of medical implantables
Research is constantly expanding what implantable medical electronic devices can do. A University of Melbourne expert looks at where we're heading.
A smart phone app for cerebral palsy screening
Researchers at University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Women's Hospital create smart phone app to screen for cerebral palsy
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
It’s a fact: Women get better with age
New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.
Stopping the flu before it takes hold
University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.
Five ways 3D printing is changing medicine
3D printing technology is set to revolutionise medicine. Here University of Melbourne researchers and clinicians identify the 5 big changes that are underway