1. Home
  2. Bacteria

Bacteria

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 20 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs

    University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.

  5. 2 February 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Raw chicken linked to paralysis in dogs

    University of Melbourne vets have found a link between eating raw chicken and a paralysing condition in dogs, advising owners to stick with regular dog food.

  6. 22 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

    As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.

  7. 15 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    The tiny drop fighting the big problem of antibiotic resistance

    As antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an increasing threat to human health, a new chicken vaccine could help stop them in their tracks.

  8. 16 February 2016 - Science Matters

    Found: The little surprise in leafy greens

    Scientists have solved a 50-year mystery after discovering an enzyme that allows 'good' gut bacteria to feed off the sugar in leafy green vegetables.