Test smarter not harder for an agile system
Knowing who is being tested, why, and counting close contacts is the key to an agile and effective COVID-19 testing strategy say University of Melbourne experts
Is this the earliest depiction of a dodo in art?
A University of Melbourne expert says the Jagiellonian arrases – tapestries in Poland – may contain what could be the earliest known depiction of a dodo.
Making sense of Victoria’s daily COVID-19 cases – and (maybe) some good news
A University of Melbourne expert says batching explains why the number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria is a rollercoaster, but this may also mean good news.
Parents of school-age kids during COVID-19? Yes, you’re stressed
University of Melbourne research finds that Australian parents are feeling the burn of COVID-19 amid a major economic downturn and growing family-work conflict
Herbicide impacts marsupial reproduction and development
University of Melbourne research shows atrazine, a herbicide banned in the EU but widely used in Australia, causes abnormalities in the genitalia of marsupials.
Why are there so few drugs to treat viruses?
As coronavirus case numbers surge, University of Melbourne experts explain why we have effective drugs for bacterial diseases, but relatively few for viruses.
Tracking the movement of mosquito stowaways
Mosquitoes are a challenge to global health, but University of Melbourne genomics research is trying to stop risky species sneaking past Australian biosecurity.
Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising
After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity
Dealing with COVID-19 in aged care
Communication and connection are critical in addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdown in Victoria’s aged care facilities, says University of Melbourne expert
Unaipon: Behind the da Vinci comparisons
David Unaipon is known as an Aboriginal polymath. What do comparisons with da Vinci mean regarding settler-colonial history ask University of Melbourne experts.