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  1. Podcast17 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth

    Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.

  2. 6 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The Global Cancer Atlas

    Globally, scientists have collaborated to create the most comprehensive map of whole cancer genomes; University of Melbourne researchers were part of the effort

  3. Podcast22 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Decoding cancer cell communication

    Professor Elizabeth Vincan at the University of Melbourne identified the genes in an ancient form of cell-to-cell communication, and a new target against cancer

  4. 22 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Food to fight hidden hunger

    University of Melbourne researchers are redesigning wheat to create healthier versions of one of the world’s favourite foods – bread.

  5. 21 January 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    A question of quinoa

    Traditional knowledge from the Andean peoples is inspiring University of Melbourne research on quinoa flowering and the development of future breeding programs.

  6. 14 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Getting to know your microbiome better

    Microbiome research produces huge amounts of data, but do we have the right information to answer our bug-related questions ask University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 12 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The genetic mutation behind a new autoinflammatory disease

    University of Melbourne scientists are part of a team to discover a new human autoinflammatory disease that causes debilitating fever and inflammation.

  8. 8 December 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    How do we get antibiotic resistance genes in a salad?

    Animal manure is a known source of antibiotic resistance genes, now new research from the University of Melbourne reveals how they travel from the soil to salad

  9. 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

  10. 21 October 2019 - Science Matters

    Getting revegetation right with genetics

    Revegetation programs need to include plants with a varied genetic background for long-term success, finds new research including the University of Melbourne.