Health & Medicine
Mapping how schizophrenia changes brains
A large University of Melbourne study has used brain scans to map the link between cognitive function and brain structure in people with schizophrenia.
Clearing the fog of dementia with song
A new study led by the University of Melbourne will investigate the potential for music therapy as a dementia treatment.
Surgeons go green: Recycling general anaesthetic
University of Melbourne technology captures anaesthetic gas and recycles it, reducing greenhouse gases and maybe make wonder gas xenon a viable anaesthethic
Rethinking premature baby care
More modern care for premature babies is leading to worse lung function later in childhood, compared to earlier care, University of Melbourne research has found
Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne study backs need for wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic cause of autism
How attitudes disable
Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.
Predicting epileptic seizures, just like the weather
University of Melbourne researchers can now predict the likelihood someone with epilepsy will have a seizure that day, paving the way for a forecasting app.
‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.
Designing the right headspace
Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia
The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.