Melbourne’s pollen riddle
Melbournians know well how grass pollen triggers hay fever and asthma, but University of Melbourne scientists find ‘other’ pollen can be more abundant in air
Severity of Melbourne’s grass pollen season hanging on rain
An average looking Melbourne pollen season could yet be made heavier by late spring rain, University of Melbourne experts warn hay fever and asthma sufferers.
Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma
University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.
Asthma and staying out of hospital
The rates at which children are being readmitted to hospital for asthma appear to be rising, and University of Melbourne experts are coming up with solutions
How allergies may get under our skin
There's evidence babies may develop allergies through their skin; University of Melbourne researchers are now trialling skin cream to prevent allergies starting
Childcare centres and car exhaust: A dangerous mix
Many Melbourne childcares centres are built close to busy roads, putting children near dangerous vehicle exhaust, University of Melbourne researchers find.
Storm in a petri dish
The Storm exhibition and symposium, hosted by the University of Melbourne, highlight a profound connection between art and nature, intention and accident.
Breathing easy: Treating steroid resistant asthmatics
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have tracked down the molecular cause of steroid resistance in asthmatics, and a new treatment is on the way
The long-term benefits of controlling your asthma
A study led by the University of Melbourne finds asthma sufferers can modify their risk of serious lung conditions in later life by controlling their asthma now
Boys with asthma risk more broken bones
University of Melbourne research has found asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys but not for girls, possibly because girls' bones mature faster