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  1. 22 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

    As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.

  2. 22 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stopping the flu before it takes hold

    University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.

  3. 28 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Armour against malaria

    Efforts to develop a malaria vaccine have been boosted by the discovery that we can trap parasite-killing immune cells in the liver to stop malaria cold.

  4. 19 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever

    Researchers win an insurance policy by developing a second strain of bacteria to help fight against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and Dengue Fever.

  5. 1 December 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Tackling climate is a matter of life or death

    Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty shares his thoughts on the biggest threats facing human health, climate change fatigue and hope for the next generation.

  6. 25 September 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Targeting dormant cancer cells

    Researchers discover key to stem cell behaviour that causes the spread of bowel cancer, leading to new therapies that will target dormant cancer.

  7. 21 August 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Working towards a one shot life-long flu vaccine

    A University of Melbourne-led research team, has cracked the riddle of how flu-killing immunity cells memorise distinct strains