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  1. 20 May 2024 - Science Matters

    How a simulation is informing COVID-19 vaccine policy after our ‘return to normal’

    University of Melbourne researchers have designed a model that can simulate thousands of ‘individuals’ with their own vaccination and infection histories

  2. 13 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is ‘herd immunity’ in intensive care doing more harm than good?

    New analysis from the University of Melbourne suggests an antibiotic treatment commonly used in Intensive Care Units is putting patients at risk of ‘herd peril’

  3. 20 June 2023 - Health & Medicine

    A new way to manage antibiotic allergies in Australia

    Two million Australians self-report being allergic to penicillin, but most actually aren’t, leading to inferior treatments, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 23 March 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    Ending the global tuberculosis epidemic

    Tuberculosis or TB occurs around the world and is a major public health challenge that we can end through concerted action, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 20 March 2023 - Health & Medicine

    Bird flu, human cases and the risk to Australia

    Avian flu is continuing to spread throughout the world, infecting some mammals as it goes; University of Melbourne experts explore the virus' risk to Australia.

  6. 29 March 2022 - Health & Medicine

    Into the wild to fight antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance stems from the bacterial war in nature and that is where researchers are looking for clues to fight it says University of Melbourne expert

  7. 22 February 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cannibal immune cells could offer new treatment path

    A type of immune cell can cannibalise properties of other cells, potentially creating new targets for therapies and vaccines say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 20 October 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Killing the malaria parasite by blocking its recycling system

    A new drug candidate stops the malaria parasite breaking down waste, resulting in a fatal ‘molecular constipation', finds University of Melbourne-led study.

  9. 7 August 2021 - Science Matters

    Starving the bacterium that causes pneumonia

    By targeting an essential nutrition pathway, University of Melbourne researchers hope to develop drug targets against the bacteria that cause pneumonia

  10. 26 January 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    What chickens can tell us about living with COVID-19

    The poultry industry copes with an avian coronavirus that can tell us a lot about tackling SARS-CoV-2 and future viruses says University of Melbourne expert