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  1. 22 March 2024 - Go Figure

    Are you a mosquito magnet? Here’s why and what you can do about it

    There are some people who just seem to attract mosquitoes, but what’s the science behind it? University of Melbourne experts explain why beer might be involved.

  2. 1 August 2023 - Engineering & Technology

    We’re closer to ‘engineering’ blood vessels

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a fast, inexpensive and scalable method for engineering blood vessels from natural tissue.

  3. 17 March 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 3 May 2022 - Health & Medicine

    Uncovering the triggers of severe COVID-19 in kids

    New University of Melbourne research finds that proteins in the blood may tell us the triggers of severe COVID-19 in children.

  5. 13 January 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cutting through the hype on platelet-rich plasma

    A University of Melbourne clinical trial casts fresh doubt on Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for reducing knee arthritis pain and repairing damaged cartilage

  6. 19 December 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Q&A: How immune cells could help diabetes and stroke

    Immune cells could be key to treating conditions of the eye and brain like diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and stroke finds University of Melbourne- led research.

  7. 2 June 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    How your blood can help understand COVID-19 vaccine responses

    A biobank will collect samples from those having their COVID-19 vaccine to help researchers understand coronavirus immunity, say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 7 March 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Finding an ‘early warning’ for preeclampsia

    New University of Melbourne research aims to develop an 'early-warning' blood test for pregnant women at risk of potentially life-threatening preeclampsia.

  9. 10 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Modern lessons from our polio past

    One pre-vaccine polio treatment used blood to create a serum, and there are lessons to be learned when it comes to COVID-19 says University of Melbourne expert

  10. 16 December 2019 - Inside Business

    Why a blood donation isn’t just for Christmas

    The holiday season brings urgent calls for blood donations, but a University of Melbourne expert says people need to keep donating to prevent chronic shortages.