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  1. 22 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer

    Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.

  2. 20 March 2018 - Science Matters

    The genes that turn malaria into a killer

    University of Melbourne experts have discovered a group of proteins associated with the deadliest forms of malaria; this finding could help protect children.

  3. 15 February 2018 - Science Matters

    The tip of the CRISPR iceberg

    CRISPR gene editing technology has become closely associated with human gene editing, but it offers much wider benefits, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 2 February 2018 - Go Figure

    Are redheads with blue eyes really going extinct?

    Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest colour combination in humans; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether they're really going extinct.

  5. 17 January 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The simple, ethical case for gene editing

    Gene editing offers an 'ultimate cure': treating disease at its root. In a new book, two University of Melbourne experts argue the ethical case for gene editing

  6. 12 December 2017 - Science Matters

    Secrets from beyond extinction: The Tasmanian tiger

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria have sequenced the entire Tasmanian tiger genome, revealing new secrets about the thylacine.

  7. 9 November 2017 - Science Matters

    Genes don’t always dictate that ‘boys will be boys’

    New University of Melbourne evolutionary biology research finds that genes don't always dictate that 'boys will be boys' in the animal world, just like humans.

  8. 31 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    5 discoveries we can thank twins for

    35 years of Twins Research Australia at the University of Melbourne have led to insights into how genes and the environment work together to impact our health.

  9. 6 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Repairing brain injury by learning from a fish

    Zebrafish can regenerate nerve cells, but humans can't; University of Melbourne researchers are studying the tiny fish with the aim of replicating the process.

  10. 23 June 2017 - Science Matters

    From ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Why do we still have the genes for heart disease?

    University of Melbourne of researchers have discovered the genes humans need for reproduction are also linked to coronary artery disease.