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  1. 18 May 2023 - Science Matters

    For coral, teamwork makes the dream work

    A University of Melbourne discovery of clusters of two types of bacteria in the tentacles of corals is shedding light on their role in coral reef health

  2. 28 March 2023 - Science Matters

    The fly DNA fighting killer bacteria

    The genome of an Australian fly has won an evolutionary “arms race” against a killer bacteria by evolving to co-exist with it, say University of Melbourne.

  3. 10 February 2023 - Science Matters

    The smallest marine microbes share nutrients – briefly

    Fleeting interactions between the smallest phytoplankton and bacteria help to shape global ocean productivity, finds new University of Melbourne led research

  4. 29 March 2022 - Health & Medicine

    Into the wild to fight antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance stems from the bacterial war in nature and that is where researchers are looking for clues to fight it says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 27 October 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Tackling a global crop pandemic - from the air

    The spread of Xf bacteria is a huge threat to global agriculture, but University of Melbourne research is enhancing airborne detection methods to control it.

  6. 29 September 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Purifying water with a simple powder

    Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 11 March 2021 - Science Matters

    The ‘Russian dolls’ of coral reefs

    New University of Melbourne research has discovered bacteria inside the algae that live inside corals, which helps to shed new light on reef-building corals.

  8. 7 March 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Safeguarding Australia’s dairy herd

    New University of Melbourne research aims to develop a vaccine for Mycoplasma bovis mastitis - one of dairy’s major problems - using CRISPR technology.

  9. 11 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Targeting the bacteria inside insects for improved pest management

    New research including the University of Melbourne is targeting essential microorganisms inside insect pests to potentially revolutionise farm pest management.

  10. 2 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    A new weapon in the war against superbugs

    New University of Melbourne research investigates ‘resistance resistant’ antibiotics to fight superbugs, which could help fight against COVID-19 complications.