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  1. 9 September 2022 - Science Matters

    Diamonds reveal neural secrets

    A new diamond voltage imaging microscope will give us more insight into the neural micro-circuitry that runs our brains, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 21 August 2022 - Science Matters

    Digging deep for dark matter

    A lab down an Australian gold mine may make one of the biggest scientific discoveries ever – proving dark matter exists, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 18 August 2022 - Science Matters

    We are Country

    Ensuring culturally safe research isn’t simply acknowledging Country, it's recognising and empowering Indigenous Knowledge, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 17 August 2022 - Science Matters

    Be alert, not alarmed about foot and mouth disease

    The spread of foot-and-mouth disease to Bali was not unexpected, but what we each do next will determine the consequences, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 10 August 2022 - Science Matters

    Using mathematics to treat malaria

    Mathematics can track parasite resistance to antimalarial drugs so agencies can target the right drug to where it's needed, says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 11 August 2022 - Under the Microscope

    The palaeontology field keeps you on your toes

    University of Melbourne palaeontologist Dr Vera Korasidis is fresh from a dig in Wyoming’s Badlands, which has a unique rock record, unearthing pollen fossils

  7. 28 July 2022 - Science Matters

    Drugging plants to learn their secrets

    New University of Melbourne research finds that discovering chemicals and drugs that affect the circadian rhythms of plants could improve crop yields.

  8. 26 July 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    Protecting Australia from foot-and-mouth disease

    Australia's been free of foot-and-mouth disease since 1872, but outbreaks in neighbouring countries are a cause for concern, says University of Melbourne expert

  9. 19 July 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    Can robots really be companions for older adults?

    In asking whether social robots can help social isolation among the elderly, we first need to know what older people think, say University of Melbourne experts.