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  1. 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.

  2. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 16 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  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. Podcast10 March 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  8. 19 February 2017 - Science Matters

    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.

  9. 26 August 2016 - Go Figure

    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.

  10. 18 August 2016 - Science Matters

    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.