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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 22 June 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Epigenetics: Asking cancer the right question

    The University of Melbourne is leading research into epigenetic treatments for cancer; learning more about the chromatin biology that regulates our genes.

  6. 28 April 2017 - Science Matters

    Discovering the deadly diversity of malaria

    A new technique developed by University of Melbourne research has found a huge diversity in malaria genes that disguises it from the human immune system.

  7. 13 March 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Understanding epilepsy

    A new classification system for epilepsy will aid understanding of the still-often misunderstood condition, promising more effective treatments for patients.

  8. 24 September 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    The silver-lining gene that could help depression

    Research into a gene that makes people feel things more deeply offers hope to those with clinical depression.