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From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.

  1. 21 June 2021 – Brain, Education, Psychology, Words, creativity

    The difficulty with measuring creativity

    An international study including the University of Melbourne aimed to establish a unique new way of measuring problem-solving ability and creative potential.

  2. 21 June 2021 – AstraZeneca, COVID-19, Public Health, Vaccination, Vaccines

    Getting a COVID jab is safer than taking aspirin

    Risk of rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are being greatly exaggerated: they are far safer than many regular medicines says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 21 June 2021 – Child Wellbeing, Education, Health, Schools, World Health Organization

    Promoting health in schools: Old idea, new opportunities

    The WHO’s ‘health promoting schools’ is an old idea, but new research including the University of Melbourne is finding new ways to fully realise its potential.

  4. 18 June 2021 – Brain, COVID-19, Pandemic, Time, Time Perception

    Did time slow down in lockdown?

    Our perception of time passing fell apart during COVID-19 lockdown, giving us a sense of time-warp, almost like jetlag, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 9 June 2021 – Cancer, Genetics, Genomics, Liquid Biopsy, Personalised Medicine

    Unmasking cancers with hidden identity

    When the original site of a cancer can’t be found, genomics is helping  guide diagnosis and more personalised treatment say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 8 June 2021 – COVID-19, Immunity, SARS-CoV2, Tuberculosis, Vaccines

    The global race to understand COVID-19 variants

    A new trial including the University of Melbourne is investigating who could remain susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 variants after COVID-19 infection or vaccination

  7. 7 June 2021 – Air Pollutants, Asthma, Gas, Health, Lungs

    Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma

    University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.

  8. 4 June 2021 – Phoenix Australia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychology, Therapy, Trauma

    New hope for treating PTSD

    Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment usually focuses on the traumatic experience, but world-first University of Melbourne research may offer an alternative.

  9. 2 June 2021 – Blood, COVID-19, Doherty Institute, Immunity, Vaccines

    How your blood can help understand COVID-19 vaccine responses

    A biobank will collect samples from those having their COVID-19 vaccine to help researchers understand coronavirus immunity, say University of Melbourne experts