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  1. 6 September 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  2. 3 September 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  3. 24 August 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 20 August 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  5. 16 August 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  6. 7 August 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  7. 3 August 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  8. 30 July 2021 - Science Matters

    Saving Melbourne’s platypus with smart water storage

    Using smart rainwater tanks and urban lakes, a new project that includes the University of Melbourne aims to provide crucial water to protect platypus habitat.

  9. 28 July 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Are robots the answer for aged care during pandemics?

    Care robots may be a safer option in aged care during pandemics – University of Melbourne experts ask how far robot care can go and how far do we want it to go?