The discovery shedding light on birth defects
University of Melbourne researchers have learned more about birth defects after uncovering the details of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in embryos.
Boy or girl: Should we be able to choose?
Non-medical sex selection for IVF babies is banned in Australia, but the legislation is blurry and confusing, say University of Melbourne legal experts.
Antibiotics during pregnancy and the link to a baby’s immune system
University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute researchers have found a link between taking antibiotics in pregnancy and child infection.
The challenge of small and preterm babies
University of Melbourne research finds that underweight preterm babies face no higher health risks than normal weight preterm babies, of the same gestation age.
When economists have babies
After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.
Rethinking premature baby care
More modern care for premature babies is leading to worse lung function later in childhood, compared to earlier care, University of Melbourne research has found
Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne study backs need for wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic cause of autism
How caffeine helps premature babies breathe easy
New research from the University of Melbourne has found caffeine, commonly prescribed to help pre-term babies breathe better, has long-term benefits.
The wonders of relaxin
Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.
Predicting premmies: The test that could save babies’ lives
A simple, affordable and reliable test that predicts if a baby is likely to be born prematurely could help save lives and reduce anxiety for parents-to-be.