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  1. 20 May 2024 - Science Matters

    How a simulation is informing COVID-19 vaccine policy after our ‘return to normal’

    University of Melbourne researchers have designed a model that can simulate thousands of ‘individuals’ with their own vaccination and infection histories

  2. 16 May 2024 - Science Matters

    Bushfires are changing the ‘hidden’ understorey in our forests

    New University of Melbourne research finds more frequent and intense fires are changing Australia’s forests, particularly the 'hidden' understorey.

  3. 9 May 2024 - Science Matters

    Dark matter might be ‘light’

    University of Melbourne theoretical physicists are developing new techniques to look for new, lighter types of dark matter particles

  4. 30 April 2024 - Science Matters

    Government needs to plan for resilient food systems in Australia

    With a recent 40 per cent increase in food insecurity, we need government leadership to ensure the right to adequate food, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 26 April 2024 - Science Matters

    You might find a rare species in your backyard

    Events like City Nature Challenge are empowering communities to discover species, never seen before in some urban areas, say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 4 April 2024 - Science Matters

    Understanding how fire shapes plants will help protect them

    A new approach that predicts how plants respond to fire will help protect thousands of species from biodiversity loss, say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 27 March 2024 - Science Matters

    Chocolate that brings joy to your gut health and your tastebuds

    As well as a mood-boosting treat this Easter, chocolate can be good for us, and University of Melbourne researchers are working to make it better for gut health

  8. 22 March 2024 - Go Figure

    Are you a mosquito magnet? Here’s why and what you can do about it

    There are some people who just seem to attract mosquitoes, but what’s the science behind it? University of Melbourne experts explain why beer might be involved.

  9. 14 March 2024 - Science Matters

    Victoria’s new habitat law fails to protect a tiny endangered species

    An endangered wingless stonefly in Australia is facing extinction after a government decision went against scientific advice say University of Melbourne experts