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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 13 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Saving lives with less blood

    A major global study including the University of Melbourne has found it is safe for surgeons to be using significantly less blood during heart surgery

  7. 26 July 2017 - Arts & Culture

    Confronting the feel, smell and taste of blood

    The inaugural exhibition at the University of Melbourne's Science Gallery Melbourne, explores our relationship with the sometimes confronting topic of blood.