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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 13 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How do you define healthy in kids?

    A blood test compares your results to what’s normal to work out suitable treatment, but a University of Melbourne team says this step is missing for children.

  9. 17 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The blood test tracking down microscopic cancer DNA

    A new blood test, co-developed by the University of Melbourne, can identify microscopic cancer DNA – which can tell us whether chemotherapy is necessary or not.

  10. 11 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Does the smell of blood make us hungry?

    Does smelling the scent of blood make us hungry, even for vegetables? Maybe, says an exploratory pilot study run by University of Melbourne research students