Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
We can do more to restore our freshwater ecosystems
University of Melbourne research finds stronger community participation and management of Australia’s waterways are crucial for meeting the UN’s ecosystem goals
Insects have more complex immune systems than we thought
University of Melbourne researchers have found that insects and other invertebrates have complex immune systems which can be used to protect their offspring
The fly DNA fighting killer bacteria
The genome of an Australian fly has won an evolutionary “arms race” against a killer bacteria by evolving to co-exist with it, say University of Melbourne.