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  1. 27 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Curbing cancer’s addiction to treat it

    Most cancers need a specific molecule to grow and spread; cutting off the supply is showing promise as a way to treat it, finds University of Melbourne research

  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. 20 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Using chemotherapy to fight malaria

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Bio21 Institute have discovered chemotherapy can help overcome growing resistance to the antimalarial artemisinin.

  4. 20 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs

    University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.

  5. 25 October 2016 - Science Matters

    A big discovery in a tiny package

    Researchers have developed a way to radically miniaturise a MRI machine, using atomic-scale quantum computer technology, with potential for new drug treatments

  6. 12 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Putting cells through their paces

    Scientists are putting human cells through micro-obstacle courses designed to replicate the mechanics inside our bodies and better test drug effectiveness.

  7. 15 April 2016 - Science Matters

    Trapping malaria in a gene net

    Malaria’s ability to mutate to nullify drugs is actually its downfall, delivering a new weapon for stopping the spread of resistance.

  8. 11 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    The new battlefront in malaria research

    An international research team is working to combat emerging resistance to antimalarials, within a limited timeline and budget.