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Sequenced quoll genome a new tool for conservation
Newly sequenced Eastern Quoll genome could inform improved breeding programs to re-establish it on the Australian mainland says University of Melbourne research
No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton
The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research
Does Melbourne’s rain occur in ‘lines’?
Melbourne rain often appears in 'squall lines' across the city, making a substantial contribution to total rainfall, finds University of Melbourne-led research.
Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?
A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.
The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production
Which air cleaners work best to remove aerosols that contain viruses?
Makers of air cleaners claim to remove SARS-CoV-2 containing particles from homes, offices and classrooms; a University of Melbourne expert explains what works
Leaving no one behind
A University of Melbourne expert says this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognises the rights and social equity of Indigenous peoples.
Starving the bacterium that causes pneumonia
By targeting an essential nutrition pathway, University of Melbourne researchers hope to develop drug targets against the bacteria that cause pneumonia
Mexico’s cost of keeping kids out of school
With almost all schools still closed, a University of Melbourne expert says Mexico’s government must take swift action to prevent irreparable long-term damage.