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.
Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne study backs need for wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic cause of autism
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.
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.
Malaria’s dark secrets exposed by a simple glow
University of Melbourne scientists develop technique to track malaria through its complicated life cycle using fluorescence to expose the parasite's weaknesses
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.
Genetic snip and snap
Molecular biologist Professor Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.
Finding quinoa’s sweet spot to feed the world
The sequencing of the quinoa genome has created an opportunity to breed a quinoa plant that isn't just a superfood, but a sustainable super crop.
Are there more bald men than women?
Why do men go bald and women don’t? The answer? Women do go bald but are better able to camouflage it. Men are prone to bald patches but women’s hair thins.
Empty calories no more
A biofortified rice that is rich in iron and zinc is a step closer to tackling malnutrition in countries overly dependent on a grain lacking key nutrients.