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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 13 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are you taking care of the microbes in your mouth?

    Our mouth microbes are important for our oral and overall health, but modern diets are causing problems finds a study including the University of Melbourne.

  4. 14 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics

    A crack down in Australia on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of moves needed to curb the overuse of antibiotics say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 14 May 2019 - Science Matters

    The superheroes of nutrient detection living in our oceans

    With no Uber Eats for bacteria, a University of Melbourne-led study reveals how ocean microorganisms are supremely evolved to detect and swim toward nutrients.

  6. 29 March 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    The invasive fungus threatening Earth’s biodiversity

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds an invasive species of fungus is responsible for one of the greatest extinctions of vertebrate biodiversity

  7. Podcast9 January 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Defining a pathogen

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast brings together two world-leaders in microbiology and immunology.

  8. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?

    Alcohol hand-wash is now less effective against some strains of bacteria, new research from University of Melbourne partner, the Peter Doherty Institute, finds.

  9. 29 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Improving how we manage sepsis

    Sepsis is a life threatening complication; University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum research describes a new hospital pathway of care to treat sepsis early

  10. 16 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research

    A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.