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  1. 14 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Every day, we’re actually seeing into the future

    University of Melbourne researchers are helping to explain how the human brain can accurately predict where a fast-moving object will end up.

  2. 5 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The cells giving our immune system more punch

    Scientists are racing to work out how to harness infection-fighting T cells to fight diseases like cancer, including researchers at the University of Melbourne.

  3. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?

    Alcohol hand-wash is now less effective against some strains of bacteria, new research from University of Melbourne partner, the Peter Doherty Institute, finds.

  4. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Putting cancer cells to sleep

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne and WEHI have uncovered a whole new class of drug compounds that could put some specific cancer cells to "sleep".

  5. 29 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Improving how we manage sepsis

    Sepsis is a life threatening complication; University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum research describes a new hospital pathway of care to treat sepsis early

  6. 16 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Breathing easy: Treating steroid resistant asthmatics

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne have tracked down the molecular cause of steroid resistance in asthmatics, and a new treatment is on the way

  7. 8 July 2018 - Under the Microscope

    The enigma of the ACL

    More people than even are injuring their ACL; University of Melbourne PhD candidate Raneem Haddara is focussing on preventing the injury, rather than curing it.

  8. 10 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How to help babies avoid getting a flat head

    A University of Melbourne expert says plagiocephaly, or flat-headedness, is common but preventable - if parents encourage their babies to move their own heads.

  9. 28 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why are young girls asking for vaginal cosmetic surgery?

    Australian girls as young as 11 are seeking cosmetic surgery on their genitals. What's going on? A University of Melbourne study is on the way to finding out

  10. 28 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Exposing malaria’s atomic machinery

    With atomic level imaging researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne are exposing how malaria can be blocked from the blood.