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  1. 27 April 2023 - Health & Medicine

    How old are your internal organs?

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the age of your brain and body can appear many years older (or younger) than your chronological age.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 27 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    New medicine for an old disease

    The re-emergence of black lung disease among Australian coal miners is raising urgent questions on prevention, screening and treatment that need answering.