The hard science behind surviving a zombie attack
As Xbox releases its survival game, State of Decay 2, the developers called on a University of Melbourne disaster expert to model a zombie outbreak in Australia
What are the long-term health risks of having your tonsils out?
For the first time, University of Melbourne researchers have identified the long-term health risks of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood.
Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease
University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.
Tricking our tongues: Creating guilt-free cheese
University of Melbourne researchers are using high pressure and sonic waves to create low fat cheese that tastes just like the real thing.
Does the smell of blood make us hungry?
Does smelling the scent of blood make us hungry, even for vegetables? Maybe, says an exploratory pilot study run by University of Melbourne research students
Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why
University of Melbourne scientists have discovered why farmed salmon are three times more likely to be deaf; raising concerns over animal welfare in aquaculture
Why do medical specialist consultation fees vary so much?
A new University of Melbourne report shows a wide variation in fees and earnings among medical specialists - making the case for more transparency in healthcare
Criss-cross history hidden in a letter
An 1839 letter is a tale of adventure packed into 4 pages using overlapping criss-cross handwriting, but it is a deeper record of Australian frontier conflict
World-first test could predict your risk of a heart attack
World-first research, involving the University of Melbourne, has developed a blood test to predict the risk of heart attack those with severe heart disease.
Nice work, if you can get it
Internships offer a bridge from education to employment, but a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to ensure they’re good internships, not exploitation