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  1. Podcast23 June 2021 - Science Matters

    How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?

    University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies

  2. 9 June 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Unmasking cancers with hidden identity

    When the original site of a cancer can’t be found, genomics is helping  guide diagnosis and more personalised treatment say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 24 May 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Bringing answers to children with a little-known genetic condition

    A University of Melbourne collaboration is helping to uncover the real needs and challenges of children and families facing a future with Usher Syndrome.

  4. 20 May 2021 - Science Matters

    Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife

    By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 14 May 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Smaller plants show promise for future food crops

    University of Melbourne researchers have bred smaller soybean plants with the same yield, raising hopes smaller crops could grow more food on less land.

  6. 22 February 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Helping crops survive heatwaves

    By understanding how extreme heat impacts plant genetics, University of Melbourne researchers aim to breed more resilient crops for a warmer world.

  7. 21 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Chemogenetics: A new way to understand brain function

    University of Melbourne researchers developed a method to study neural pathways that could reveal new information about the behaviour and diseases of the brain.

  8. Podcast16 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    New targets for epilepsy treatment

    Associate Professor Reid is developing new drugs for epilepsy, with the view of treating a larger population of people with epilepsy.

  9. 28 May 2020 - Science Matters

    Have resistance, will travel

    University of Melbourne finds that insects, like mosquitoes, are becoming resistant to insecticides. So, how are these genetic invasions impacting pest control?

  10. 29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Inheriting an infectious legacy?

    University of Melbourne research into epigenetics is revealing how the effects of contracting an infection can be passed on to your children through your DNA.