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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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