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  1. 3 May 2022 - Health & Medicine

    Uncovering the triggers of severe COVID-19 in kids

    New University of Melbourne research finds that proteins in the blood may tell us the triggers of severe COVID-19 in children.

  2. 21 May 2021 - Health & Medicine

    How do we overcome two global health pandemics?

    As the world rolls out COVID-19 vaccines, the obesity pandemic remains – but new University of Melbourne research into the Yap protein may help to change that.

  3. Podcast14 October 2020 - Science Matters

    The tiny world of peptides

    Health and cosmetic products contain peptides for a range of uses. Dr Troy Attard from University of Melbourne explains peptides and what they're used for.

  4. 20 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Exposing the Achilles’ Heel of a major cancer gene

    Genetic research, involving the University of Melbourne, has identified a vulnerability of lymphoma cells that may lead to a new approach for cancer treatment.

  5. 20 February 2019 - Science Matters

    What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer’s

    University of Melbourne-led research finds that a protein helping plants to grow under salt stress shares features with Tau, the protein linked to Alzheimer's.

  6. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Our cancer preventing genes revealed

    In a world first, University of Melbourne scientists have found how the most important cancer-preventing gene, called p53, stops the development of lymphoma.

  7. 24 June 2016 - Science Matters

    Unlocking the inner workings of plant growth

    An international team of scientists have identified several proteins that are essential to producing the main component of plant cell walls – cellulose.