Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
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
Your online life after death
University of Melbourne academics Dr Martin Gibbs, Dr Tamara Kohn and Hannah Gould are investigating how digital disruption is changing our attitudes to death.
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
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.
Tapping into the power of unusual white blood cells
A University of Melbourne and Peter Doherty Institute researcher is probing unusual T cells in the immune system to find new ways of combating diseases
World-first test could predict your risk of a heart attack
World-first research, involving the University of Melbourne, has developed a blood test to predict the risk of heart attack those with severe heart disease.
From decades to days: 3D modelling tuberculosis
3D modelling of TB mutations means doctors could soon tailor individual treatments for the disease in days, not years, say University of Melbourne researchers.
Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease
University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.
Our cancer preventing genes revealed
In a world first, University of Melbourne scientists have found how the most important cancer-preventing gene, called p53, stops the development of lymphoma.