Stories teeth can tell
Research led by the University of Melbourne describes a new approach for a more detailed understanding of life history by analysing the structure of our teeth.
Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth
Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.
The wallaby that's permanently pregnant
The swamp wallaby is the the only mammal known to be pregnant and lactating throughout the female’s entire adult life finds new University of Melbourne research
How babies may be more vulnerable to medication
Babies lack mechanisms that in adults help protect the brain from medications, University of Melbourne research finds and may allow more precise dose guidelines
Busting five myths about pregnancy
From what you should eat to how much your baby should move, two University of Melbourne experts bust some pregnancy myths for expecting parents.
How every day counts for pre-term babies
University of Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospital researchers have shown how a premature baby's chances of survival change with every day of intensive care.
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.