Schools must provide soap to maintain basic hygiene
Good hygiene is essential to stopping germs like the COVID-19 virus, but soap is not provided as standard in all schools say University of Melbourne experts.
Immunising kids against pneumonia
A new pneumonia study in Laos - including the University of Melbourne - is proving that a vaccine against pneumococcus in children protects entire communities.
Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics
University of Melbourne researchers are creating mathematical models of infectious diseases like pandemic flu, giving governments a toolkit for taking action
Defining a pathogen
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast brings together two world-leaders in microbiology and immunology.
The vaccine saving the lives of Pacific children
Each year, some 650,000 children globally die from pneumonia. But a University of Melbourne vaccination program in Fiji is saving lives of Pacific children.
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.