This is not a drill: 5 reasons why the experts are worried about the next pandemic
Warnings tell us that the next global pandemic is a case of not if, but when - so are we preparing? A University of Melbourne special explores our risk.
Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?
Alcohol hand-wash is now less effective against some strains of bacteria, new research from University of Melbourne partner, the Peter Doherty Institute, finds.
From decades to days: 3D modelling tuberculosis
3D modelling of TB mutations means doctors could soon tailor individual treatments for the disease in days, not years, say University of Melbourne researchers.
The hard science behind surviving a zombie attack
As Xbox releases its survival game, State of Decay 2, the developers called on a University of Melbourne disaster expert to model a zombie outbreak in Australia
Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research
A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.
Tuberculosis: Still a major killer
University of Melbourne researchers estimate for first time the burden of tuberculosis on adolescents and young adults, a group often ignored in disease control
The chemical warfare against bacterial superbugs
University of Melbourne research into chemically-altering old forgotten antibiotics is helping to open a new front in the critical war against drug resistance.
5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies
The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Dengue and Zika - but did you know the females also stockpile sperm, and their eggs love to hitch a ride on used car tyres?
Vaccination: A numbers game that adds up
While most Australian children are vaccinated, increasing the numbers further still will have lasting benefits for us all.
Data for Health – 18 countries and one billion lives
Bloomberg Philanthropies' global health partnership is changing how health data is being collected and used in low and middle-income countries.