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Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.

  1. 5 June 2023 – Disease, Food, Food poisoning , World Health Organization, safety

    Everyone has a part to play in food safety

    The WHO's World Food Safety Day reminds us we can all help prevent illness from food-borne disease with simple steps, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 31 May 2023 – Australian Indigenous Education, Higher Education, Indigenous, National Reconciliation Week, Universities

    Recognising new education pathways for Indigenous Australians

    Universities need to recognise and support the diverse ways that Indigenous people develop, produce and translate knowledge, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 29 May 2023 – Earthquake, Geological Fault, Geology, Seismology, Victoria

    Monitoring Melbourne’s Sunbury Earthquake

    Melbourne’s latest earthquake in Sunbury highlights the need for more monitoring, particularly in western Victoria, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 26 May 2023 – Climate Change, Extreme weather, Floods, Weather, cyclone

    Rainfall is on the rise in northwest Australia

    University of Melbourne research finds warming oceans have altered a common weather pattern that brings monsoon rains across northern Australia

  5. 25 May 2023 – Food, Gut Bacteria, Microbiome, Postbiotics, Probiotics

    Postbiotics: the new kid in the gut health family

    In addition to prebiotics and probiotics, the newest factors for gut health are known as ‘postbiotics’; a University of Melbourne expert explains what they are

  6. 12 May 2023 – Accessibility, Australia, Beaches, Disability, Risk

    It’s time to make waves in beach accessibility

    University of Melbourne research found Australia could be a world leader in making beaches accessible to people of all abilities, but barriers remain

  7. 11 May 2023 – Biology, Healthcare, Malaria, Mathematics, Wounds

    Healing wounds with differential equations

    University of Melbourne mathematical biologist Professor Jennifer Flegg uses mathematics to solve biological problems like wound healing and infectious diseases

  8. 20 April 2023 – Food, Health, Nutrition, Sustainability, Vegetarian

    Switching meat and milk for plant-based copies misses vital nutrients

    University of Melbourne computer modelling shows that swapping meat and milk for plant-based alternatives isn’t a simple switch when it comes to our health.

  9. 13 April 2023 – Australia, Australian Wildlife, Bioscience, Insects, Native Animals

    The wingless grasshopper that could cross Bass Strait, but not the Yarra River

    New genomic data can track Australia’s wingless matchstick grasshopper from Tasmania to the mainland, say University of Melbourne experts.