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  1. 21 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 11 August 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  3. 9 August 2017 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  5. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  6. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  7. 27 July 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  8. 25 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    ‘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.

  9. 20 July 2017 - Design

    Designing the right headspace

    Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 20 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.