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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.