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  1. 13 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 22 May 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  3. 16 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 23 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  5. 20 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 12 May 2017 - Go Figure

    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?

  7. 18 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 22 June 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 13 May 2016 - Health & Medicine

    Fighting against the tide

    Australian and Indian scientists have teamed up to fight the rise of chronic illnesses in the developing world.