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  1. 23 October 2018 - Go Figure

    What do we need to know about online genetic testing?

    The Genioz study based at the MCRI and the University of Melbourne is shedding light on what Australians think about online genetic testing.

  2. 4 October 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    What are we doing to our dogs?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact of selective breeding, designer dogs and clones on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.

  3. 2 October 2018 - Science Matters

    Engineering plants for a sustainable future

    University of Melbourne and AIST (Japan) researchers have discovered a way to modify plant cell walls to potentially produce greener materials like bioplastics.

  4. 5 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The cells giving our immune system more punch

    Scientists are racing to work out how to harness infection-fighting T cells to fight diseases like cancer, including researchers at the University of Melbourne.

  5. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Putting cancer cells to sleep

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne and WEHI have uncovered a whole new class of drug compounds that could put some specific cancer cells to "sleep".

  6. 5 July 2018 - Science Matters

    Bringing back the northern white rhino from ‘extinction’

    Researchers from Europe, Japan and the University of Melbourne could save a species - using eggs from southern white rhinos and sperm from northern white rhinos

  7. 7 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Fighting back against the Australian blowfly

    University of Melbourne scientists have collected blowflies from farms across Australia as part of efforts to develop a vaccine to protect sheep from flystrike.

  8. 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.

  9. 28 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition

    A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.

  10. 21 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D

    University of Melbourne experts have scanned and modelled preserved Tasmanian Tiger joeys, allowing them to reconstruct the marsupials' growth and development.