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  1. 26 March 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Non-binary people have hormone therapy and surgery more often than you might think

    New research finds that a growing number of non-binary people have or want to affirm their gender medically, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  2. 6 March 2024 - Go Figure

    Why is there a shortage of oestrogen patches in Australia… again?

    Australia's national shortage of oestrogen patches continues impacting women in menopause and trans- and non-binary people, says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 9 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    5 things you didn’t realise you need to know about perimenopause

    Imogen Crump's perimenopausal hot flush on live TV has started a national conversation about normalising the symptoms, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 2 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How is the contraceptive pill affecting your mood?

    A new University of Melbourne citizen science project is helping us understand how the menstrual cycle and hormonal birth control affects mood and wellbeing.

  5. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Herbicide impacts marsupial reproduction and development

    University of Melbourne research shows atrazine, a herbicide banned in the EU but widely used in Australia, causes abnormalities in the genitalia of marsupials.

  6. 5 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Sea snail venom holds clues for diabetes treatment

    A new study, that the University of Melbourne is part of, finds modified human insulin that mimics fast-acting sea snail venom is a potential diabetes treatment

  7. 19 January 2019 - Science Matters

    ‘Safe’ herbicide in Australian water affects male fertility

    University of Melbourne scientists have called for the 'safe' herbicide, atrazine, to be banned in Australia after researching its effect on male fertility.

  8. Podcast1 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The wonders of relaxin

    Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.

  9. 9 February 2017 - Science Matters

    The science behind love songs

    Valentine's Day is full of love songs. This is how love works on our mind, body and soul ... and why we want to write beautiful music about it.

  10. 27 January 2017 - Humanities

    The myth of Testosterone Rex

    Testosterone is what makes men different to women, right? Not so, says Cordelia Fine in her latest book, which uses science to break down gender myths.