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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 12 September 2019 – Avian Influenza, Birds, Flu, Immunology and Infection, Viruses

    How our ‘avian athletes’ could spread influenza

    New research including University of Melbourne shows migratory birds are exposed to a pathogenic strain of bird flu before they arrive on Australian shores.

  2. 5 September 2019 – Dreams, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Nightmares, Sleep, Trauma

    Understanding posttraumatic nightmares

    University of Melbourne research on rescripting dreams suggests posttraumatic nightmares are in fact a range of different phenomena needing targeted treatments

  3. 26 August 2019 – Blindness, Eyes, Genetic Disease, Genetics, Vision-Impaired

    Mapping eye disease

    Researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have created the world’s most detailed atlas of the genetics of the human retina to help prevent blindness.

  4. 22 August 2019 – Allergies, Asthma, Babies, Eczema, skin

    How allergies may get under our skin

    There's evidence babies may develop allergies through their skin; University of Melbourne researchers are now trialling skin cream to prevent allergies starting

  5. Podcast21 August 2019 – Brain, Memory, Schizophrenia

    Delving into memory to understand schizophrenia

    Impaired memory is a symptom of schizophrenia; University of Melbourne PhD student Cassandra Wannan has identified in the brain new clues as what is going on

  6. 13 August 2019 – Bioscience, STEM, Women In Science, Workplace Diversity

    Becoming a STEM-inist

    When University of Melbourne's Amy Shepherd started in science, she didn’t dream she'd soon be travelling the world rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners.

  7. 16 August 2019 – Constellations, Human Cultures, Oral History, Psychology, Stars

    The meaning in our stars

    Humans have long seen meaning in the stars, showing difference and similarities across cultures; University of Melbourne researchers are looking at how and why?

  8. 16 August 2019 – Epigenetics, Genetics, Speech Pathology, Stuttering

    Hunting the genetic cause of stuttering

    Stuttering can run in families, and a team of researchers, including from the University of Melbourne, have launched a major study to uncover its genetic cause.

  9. 14 August 2019 – Cellulitis, Child Health, Hospital In The Home, Hospitals, Intravenous Antibiotics

    Kids don’t like hospital, so let’s treat more at home

    Treating children intravenously with antibiotics at home is safe, effective, and more cost-effective than hospital, University of Melbourne research finds.