Why giraffes have spots
A new study led by the University of Melbourne provides the first anatomical proof of why giraffes have spots – and how they relate to plastic surgery.
Women in science still jumping higher hurdles
Women are playing an increasing role in science but despite progress, female students still ask dispiriting questions, says University of Melbourne expert
4 things you may not know about human anatomy
Do you have a palmaris longus muscle in your palm? On World Anatomy Day, University of Melbourne experts explain some of the quirks of the human body.
The digital dissection of the human body
An@tomedia, which emerged from the University of Melbourne's Department of Anatomy in the mid 1990s, documents human anatomy in meticulous detail.
Legs, ligaments and longevity
Inside the University of Melbourne's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatonomy and Pathology, we speak to Lund University professor of anatomy Stefan Lohmander.
Bones of contention
The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum includes Egyptian mummified remains and Ned Kelly's death mask in its large and significant collection.
Treasure trove gathered from afar
Researchers at the Harry Brookes Allen Museum at Melbourne University discovered the mummified head of an Egyptian woman while cataloguing 60 storage boxes.
Why don’t humans have tails?
Here's why humans lost their tails in the great evolutionary journey, even though animals have many uses for them, says a University of Melbourne expert
How a thirst for knowledge led to a career among bones
Dr Rita Hardiman started her journey when she was given a chemistry set aged 9, but she has found her passion studying anatomy at the University of Melbourne.