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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 20 March 2018 – Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Bacteria, Drug Development, Infectious diseases

    The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs

    University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.

  2. 19 March 2018 – Chemical Weapons, Chemistry, Poison, Russia, Spy

    The science behind Novichok

    As the British government accuses Russia of stockpiling Novichok, a University of Melbourne expert looks at what makes the Soviet-era nerve agent so deadly.

  3. 15 March 2018 – Bullying, Child Health, Mental Health, Schools

    Friends in need are friends indeed

    Groups of friends, not a single best friend, boosts the resilience of kids in the face of bullying says Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne research.

  4. 9 March 2018 – Cancer, Cells, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Lung Cancer

    On the ‘breadcrumb trail’ of aggressive lung cancer

    For the first time, University of Melbourne/WEHI researchers have shown that alterations to two cell ‘pathways' cause aggressive lung adenocarcinomas.

  5. 5 March 2018 – HIV, Peter Doherty Institute

    HIV: Probing for a pathway to a cure

    Clinical trial by Peter Doherty Institute at University of Melbourne suggests HIV can't replicate in people on antiretrovirals in key finding for cure efforts.

  6. 4 March 2018 – Bowel Cancer, Cancer, General Practice, Personalised Medicine

    Rethinking gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis

    Colonoscopies are being overused for cancer diagnosis says University of Melbourne expert, and while new techniques are coming, we can better use stool tests.

  7. 28 February 2018 – Breast cancer, Cancer, Epigenetics, Genetics, Health

    Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition

    A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.

  8. 22 February 2018 – Babies, Gastrointestinal, Health, Vaccination, Viruses

    Vaccinating newborns against the deadly rotavirus

    University of Melbourne experts have developed a potentially life-saving vaccine to protect newborns world-wide against the sometimes fatal rotavirus.

  9. 22 February 2018 – Cancer, Health, Obesity, Soft Drinks, Sugar

    Increased cancer risk from fizzy drinks - no matter what size you are

    New research from the University of Melbourne and the Cancer Council Victoria finds people who regularly drink sugary soft drinks are more at risk of cancer.