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  1. 24 January 2019 – Babies, Child Health, Made Possible By Melbourne, Oxygen, Pneumonia

    Saving lives when the power goes out

    Developed by University of Melbourne experts, the FREO₂ LPOS (Low Pressure Oxygen Store) is delivering oxygen without power and saving children’s lives.

  2. 14 September 2018 – Dementia, Depression, Made Possible By Melbourne, Music, Music Therapy

    How music could revolutionise dementia care

    An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.

  3. 26 May 2019 – Fair Work, Made Possible By Melbourne, Minimum Wage, Pay, Work

    Working hard to make work fairer

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a model that helps the Fair Work Ombudsman find unscrupulous employers exploiting or underpaying workers.

  4. 29 October 2016 – Genetic Disease, Neurons, Neuroscience, Organoids

    Growing organs outside the body

    Researchers are growing brain-like organs outside the body so they can better understand neural development and fight diseases such as autism and epilepsy.

  5. 29 October 2016 – Babies, Maternal Health, Medicine, Preeclampsia, Stillbirth

    1000 Happy Birthdays

    Research breakthroughs in prenatal care could result in 1000 more babies being born safely over the next 12 months.

  6. 29 October 2016 – Closing The Gap, Indigenous Health, Population Health, Trachoma

    Ending avoidable blindness

    Researchers, using data gathering and analysis, are making inroads in eliminating avoidable blindness and preventable eye diseases in Indigenous communities.

  7. 29 October 2016 – Engineering, Population Health, Water

    Turning any water into drinking water

    A portable treatment plant the size of a shipping container could offer hope to communities without access to clean water.

  8. 29 October 2016 – Bioscience, Neuroscience, Stentrode, Thought control

    Thought-controlled movement

    A tiny device implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex could one day help paralysed people move their limbs again.

  9. 29 October 2016 – Energy, Solar Cells, Solar Power

    Making any surface solar

    Printable and flexible solar cells, which can turn almost any surface into a solar array, could provide a cheap and almost limitless energy supply.

  10. 29 October 2016 – Classrooms, Design, Education, Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), School Design

    Rearranging the way we learn

    Researchers are assessing the value of innovative classrooms and how teachers can use these spaces to help 21st century schoolkids realise their potential.