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  1. 10 July 2022 - Animals, Food & You

    The treatments keeping landmine detection dogs in the field

    New University of Melbourne research identifies the best treatments to protect Cambodia’s crucial landmine detection dogs from deadly tick-borne diseases

  2. 12 April 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Silencing disease-causing genes

    DNA unravels to switch genes on and off, potentially helping us toward understanding how to silence disease-causing genes, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 25 February 2022 - Engineering & Technology

    Welcome to the mRNA revolution

    A University of Melbourne startup has built an mRNA platform that Australian scientists can use to accelerate their research, going beyond the COVID-19 vaccine.

  4. 30 August 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Crossing health borders without international travel

    A University of Melbourne-based public health initiative is using interactive technology to reach remote Kenyan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. 19 April 2021 - Health & Medicine

    An unexpected upside of COVID

    A University of Melbourne expert says for many with chronic illness, the shift to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic gives them more freedom and control.

  6. 18 March 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Hope for endangered frogs

    Some endangered frog species are recovering from a disease that has devastated amphibian species worldwide, shows a new University of Melbourne-led study

  7. 1 December 2020 - Science Matters

    Genomics, gene-editing and the Blue Revolution

    University of Melbourne research finds genomics and gene editing is giving aquaculture a more precise way of making disease resistant fish and shellfish.

  8. 12 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Deciphering ‘cell talk’ to understand our evolution

    By understanding how cells communicate, researchers including University of Melbourne hope to gain insights into how multicellular life first came to exist.

  9. 21 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Chemogenetics: A new way to understand brain function

    University of Melbourne researchers developed a method to study neural pathways that could reveal new information about the behaviour and diseases of the brain.

  10. 22 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    China’s chronic health burden revealed

    A new study, led by the University of Melbourne, quantifies China’s multiple chronic disease burden as COVID-19 places even more pressure on the health system.