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  1. 28 June 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    A window on memory loss in Alzheimer’s

    By observing the brain in action with a miniscope, University of Melbourne experts find evidence memory loss in Alzheimer’s may partly be a signalling problem.

  2. 22 June 2022 - Science Matters

    The challenge to discover our plant and fungi species

    Citizen scientists are crucial in recording the biodiversity of Australian plant and fungi species, say researchers at the University of Melbourne Herbarium

  3. 20 June 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    The biometric data that could predict racehorse injury

    Linking existing biometric data could help identify and prevent racehorse injuries before they become catastrophic, finds University of Melbourne research.

  4. 16 June 2022 - Legal Affairs

    Is sentience really the debate to have?

    Debate over the alleged sentience of LaMDA continues, but University of Melbourne experts say there are bigger questions about AI’s overall lack of transparency

  5. 3 June 2022 - Science Matters

    The Australian grasshopper that’s given up sex

    A unique grasshopper that's an all-female species that doesn’t have sex to reproduce gives new insights into evolution, say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 23 May 2022 - Legal Affairs

    The AI pretenders

    As artificial intelligence advances, University of Melbourne experts ask whether we should be concerned about robots and virtual bots pretending to be human.

  7. 13 May 2022 - Science Matters

    Q&A: Seeing a ‘cosmic monster’

    Scientists have captured the first direct images of a giant black hole at the centre of the Milky Way – and it's cool, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 6 May 2022 - Science Matters

    What ancient pollen tells us about future climate change

    Pollen preserved for more than 56 million years reconstructs a major climate transition that caused mass plant migration finds University of Melbourne research.

  9. 11 April 2022 - Science Matters

    Dengue-blocking mosquitoes here to stay

    Mosquitoes carrying anti-viral bacteria show remarkable stability a decade since their release in field trials, shows University of Melbourne research