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

  1. Podcast24 June 2020 – Brain, Depression, Medicine, Mental Health, Psychiatry

    Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder

    Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.

  2. 22 June 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Cardiovascular, Indigenous Health

    Connecting culture and health

    University of Melbourne cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country and was inspired by his grandparents to study medicine.

  3. 19 June 2020 – Asylum seekers, Detention, Detention Centres, Mental Health, Refugees

    Australia’s sub-standard reporting of refugee self-harm incidents

    Basic information is often missing on self-harm incidents among asylum-seekers making it difficult to tackle the problem, University of Melbourne research finds

  4. 17 June 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Dexamethasone, Inflammation, Lungs

    Q&A: Dexamethasone and COVID-19

    A UK trial finds dexamethasone is “the first drug shown to improve survival in COVID-19”. A University of Melbourne expert explains what it is and how it works.

  5. 16 June 2020 – COVID-19, Cancer, Coronavirus, Psychology, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

    COVID-19 and cancer care

    COVID-19 has disrupted treatment for many cancer patients; a University of Melbourne expert says we must develop new ways to provide quality cancer management.

  6. 15 June 2020 – Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Gastrointestinal, Medical Screening, Public Health

    What's gone wrong with managing bowel cancer in Australia?

    Using four different approaches, University of Melbourne researchers aim to save thousands of lives from bowel cancer - one of our most preventable cancers.

  7. 12 June 2020 – Business & Economics, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Recession, Work

    Watch Episode 5: Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Future of Work

    Episode 5 of Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View brings together an expert panel of University of Melbourne researchers to review the latest COVID-19 data

  8. 5 June 2020 – Biomimicry, Diabetes, Drug Development, Insulin, Venom

    Sea snail venom holds clues for diabetes treatment

    A new study, that the University of Melbourne is part of, finds modified human insulin that mimics fast-acting sea snail venom is a potential diabetes treatment

  9. 3 June 2020 – COVID-19, Children, Coronavirus, Kids, Trauma

    What’s the impact of COVID-19 on pre-school kids?

    A new University of Melbourne survey is looking to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on younger kids – and why they may not simply bounce back.