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