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  1. 20 February 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Premature birth linked to lung disease later in life

    New research led by the University of Melbourne shows a link between premature birth and obstructive lung disease after age 50, particularly for smokers

  2. 7 June 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma

    University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.

  3. 17 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Q&A: Dexamethasone and COVID-19

    A UK trial finds dexamethasone is “the first drug shown to improve survival in COVID-19”. A University of Melbourne expert explains what it is and how it works.

  4. 16 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Breathing easy: Treating steroid resistant asthmatics

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne have tracked down the molecular cause of steroid resistance in asthmatics, and a new treatment is on the way

  5. 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.

  6. 8 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Putting the brakes on lung disease

    Monash University and University of Melbourne researchers discover a molecular "brake" for lung disease that may be a way to prevent the disease progressing

  7. 6 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The long-term benefits of controlling your asthma

    A study led by the University of Melbourne finds asthma sufferers can modify their risk of serious lung conditions in later life by controlling their asthma now