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  1. 28 January 2022 - Science Matters

    Melbourne’s pollen riddle

    Melbournians know well how grass pollen triggers hay fever and asthma, but University of Melbourne scientists find ‘other’ pollen can be more abundant in air

  2. 22 January 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    How data can help prevent overdiagnosis

    Tech advances in medical screening may lead to more overdiagnosis but a new focus on patient data could reduce the risks say University of Melbourne researchers

  3. 20 January 2022 - Science Matters

    Human-driven evolution threatens fish stocks

    Warming oceans and overfishing is causing some species of fish to evolve in ways that threaten their sustainability, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 17 January 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    Using genetics to conserve wildlife

    Targeted Genetic Intervention may provide the opportunity to conserve species by altering their genetics to help them adapt, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 10 December 2021 - Science Matters

    New Caledonia referendum: A flashpoint for decolonisation

    New Caledonia is set to hold a referendum on independence from France this weekend, but University of Melbourne experts say historical justice is unlikely.

  6. 24 November 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Challenging decisions made by algorithm

    If an algorithm makes an unfair decision about you, a lack of process makes it hard to challenge, appeal or even contest it, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 16 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Looking inside a pigeon’s ear using quantum technology

    Quantum microscopy can study biological cells containing tiny magnetic structures, including those within a pigeon’s ear, shows University of Melbourne research

  8. 8 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Mini-beast renaturing: A time for local action

    Globally, insect numbers are dwindling but University of Melbourne experts say we could help our ecosystem by renaturing mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.

  9. 7 November 2021 - Science Matters

    Tech can do a lot, but won’t get us to net zero on its own

    The Australian government’s emphasis on technology to lower emissions will still need taxes and subsidies to get to net zero says University of Melbourne expert