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  1. 5 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Sea snail venom holds clues for diabetes treatment

    A new study, that the University of Melbourne is part of, finds modified human insulin that mimics fast-acting sea snail venom is a potential diabetes treatment

  2. Podcast27 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Science, society and drug design

    After being the first in his family to go to university, biochemist Sir Thomas Blundell has worked in music, local council, medical research and advisor to a PM

  3. 1 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Different fat cell types may be key to obesity

    University of Melbourne-led research discovers fat cells aren't all the same – some release fat, some help to burn fat, and the balance may influence obesity.

  4. 24 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bringing 3D imaging to kidney patients

    3D computer imaging of kidney disease can readily bring highly detailed imaging into clinical settings, finds University of Melbourne and Austin Health research

  5. 23 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The vaccine that may help prevent type 1 diabetes

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the rotavirus vaccine saving young lives around the world may also help prevent type 1 diabetes.

  6. 27 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Personalising blood sugar targets

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a tool to help GPs set personalised blood sugar targets and medication plans for type 2 diabetes patients.

  7. 24 June 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Healing the wounded

    How do we treat wounds that don't heal and become a chronic problem? That's where the research of a very focused University of Melbourne expert comes in.

  8. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Drop the sugar coating

    The obesity epidemic in Australia is bringing with it a host of health problems, from diabetes to strokes. A major factor behind it is our addiction to sugar.

  9. 6 April 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Avoiding diabetes is harder than you think

    Reducing risk of diabetes means lifestyle changes. Professor Brian Oldenburg wants to understand what is it about human behaviour that makes this so difficult.

  10. 4 April 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    How Australia is losing the health fight

    Australia is losing the war against alcohol and weight-related illnesses because it lacks a comprehensive approach to prevention, a leading health expert says.