Informal settlements are where cities are made
A new atlas from University of Melbourne experts shows how informal settlements are not just slums, and shape urban development across most of the world
Decoding cancer cell communication
Professor Elizabeth Vincan at the University of Melbourne identified the genes in an ancient form of cell-to-cell communication, and a new target against cancer
Seeing the beauty in animal bone research
Dr Babatunde Ayodele is part of a team researching the bones of racehorses. Now, his research has inspired the façade of a new University of Melbourne building.
No room for saviours in global health
Matt Reeve from the University of Melbourne's Nossal Institute grew up in Pakistan, and has worked on public health programs in Asia and Africa.
Giving communities a voice
An ethical 'toolkit' developed by a University of Melbourne expert provides a guide for health researchers to ensure communities have a real voice in research.
China in Africa: Who benefits?
Economist Dr Lauren Johnston examines the evolving political and economic relationships between China and developing nations of Africa.
Five things about...Poo
Why is poo a taboo? University of Melbourne's Prof Nick Haslam and PhDc Naomi Francis from the Nossal Institute discuss all things fecal.
Frogs and the City
Cities can be more than concrete and glass – they can be places that provide space for native animals and plants to thrive, says Dr Kirsten Parris.
Mixing social with business
Business models are key to finding the value of social enterprises
What we can do to fix democracy
The Democracy in Transition conference gave participants the opportunity to "fix democracy". So what ideas did they come up with?