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

  1. 6 December 2021 – Bioinformatics, Exercise, Mass-Spectrometry, Mitochondria, Personalised Medicine

    Exercise really is medicine

    Research shows how our mitochondria – the cellular powerhouses – respond to exercise, opening ways for personalised fitness, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 2 December 2021 – Diet, Exercise, Osteoarthritis, Physiotherapy, Telehealth

    Treating knee arthritis with online exercise and diet

    A telehealth diet and exercise program helps people cope with knee osteoarthritis, possibly reducing need for surgery, University of Melbourne research finds.

  3. 30 November 2021 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Doherty Institute, Genomics, Virology

    Q&A: What we do (and don’t) know about Omicron

    COVID-19 variant Omicron has caused “hype” globally but there's still much to learn about the mutation say University of Melbourne and Doherty Institute experts

  4. 25 November 2021 – COVID-19, Detention, Healthcare, Incarceration, Prison

    Prisons are communities too

    COVID-19 has exposed the urgent need to reform incarceration systems globally to end overcrowding and improve health care, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 18 November 2021 – COVID-19, Healthcare, India, Palliative Care, Public Health

    Indian and Australian health workers reach out on COVID-19

    Training for health workers in India is supporting patients and families and broadening understanding of palliative care, says University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 18 November 2021 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Health, Maternal Health, Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Narrm Oration

    Bringing an Aboriginal lens and ownership to health data

    Working in partnership with Aboriginal communities a University of Melbourne researcher has built a comprehensive view of maternal health on Yorta Yorta country

  7. 17 November 2021 – Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial resistance, Hospitals, Public Health, Technology

    The tech boosting world-class antimicrobial research

    Australian collaboration at the University of Melbourne has been pioneering software solutions and research for antimicrobial stewardship for nearly two decades

  8. 15 November 2021 – Identity, LGBTIQA+, Mental Health, Transgender, Violence Against Transgender People

    Dispelling the myths about transgender people

    Transgender people are simply trying to live their best and most authentic lives, just like anyone else, say myth-busting University of Melbourne experts

  9. 11 November 2021 – Gender Bias, Gender Pay Gap, General Practice, Medicine, Surgery

    Gender bias skewing surgeon referrals

    Women surgeons are missing out on referrals because male doctors are much more likely to refer patients to male surgeons, finds University of Melbourne research