The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia
The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The unexpected gift of bones
The University of Melbourne's dental school is home to a very special collection of femurs, an important tool for researchers from a wide range of disciplines.
Legs, ligaments and longevity
Inside the University of Melbourne's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatonomy and Pathology, we speak to Lund University professor of anatomy Stefan Lohmander.
What’s killing women?
Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.
The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.
Taking the pulse of general practice
A major University of Melbourne / ANZ report into general practice in Australia reveals the number of GPs is declining in real terms and their morale is falling
The women doctors who fought to serve
Some of Australia's first women doctors, including University of Melbourne graduates, fought to serve in WW1 despite being banned from the army.
Genetic snip and snap
Molecular biologist Professor Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.
Peter Doherty, 20 years after the Nobel Prize
Professor Peter Doherty shared medicine's Nobel Prize 20 years ago for his work fighting cancer. Today, this unconventional immunologist is still making waves.
Legalising medicinal cannabis: Victoria shows the way
Victoria has become the first state to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis.