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  1. 4 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The rise of the latest drug resistant superbug

    Researchers at the Doherty Institute and the University of Melbourne have discovered a new superbug, already resistant to known antibiotics in parts of Europe.

  2. 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

  3. 5 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    HIV: Probing for a pathway to a cure

    Clinical trial by Peter Doherty Institute at University of Melbourne suggests HIV can't replicate in people on antiretrovirals in key finding for cure efforts.

  4. 22 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

    As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.

  5. 3 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Stopping the flu virus at the nose

    University of Melbourne researchers find flu-fighting cells in our noses that can act as "nasal border patrol' against the influenza virus.

  6. 8 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The flu-hunters

    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.

  7. 30 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.