Breakthrough: Medicinal cannabis and severe epilepsy
International researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have proven that a type of medicinal cannabis can reduce seizures in a form of severe epilepsy
University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.
Putting doctors under a data microscope
The University of Melbourne's MABEL survey provides data on the medical workforce, including doctor's gender pay gap and attracting doctors to rural areas.
Staying healthy in old age
Geriatrician Andrea Maier from the University of Melbourne on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
False labelling hides the truth about superfoods
False and misleading claims about foods' health-boosting benefits are bad news for consumers - but Australia's regulatory system is ill-equipped to act.
The tiny drop fighting the big problem of antibiotic resistance
As antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an increasing threat to human health, a new chicken vaccine could help stop them in their tracks.
Using finance and psychology to fight fat
Psychology is being married with financial modelling to see how dietary choices could help the fight against obesity.
Making Big Data deliver
Australia’s AURIN platform is a unique computing resource tmaking sense of the masses of data researchers are increasingly dealing with to solve problems.
Hiding in plain sight
Researchers have discovered methylmercury, a toxic form of mercury, in the ice and water around Antarctica, which could find its way into the food chain.
Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity
Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.