We aren’t all equal when it comes to climate vulnerability
A new index from the University of Melbourne measures social vulnerability against the health burden of climate change in Australia and shows vast inequalities.
As we head toward summer, let’s rethink Australia’s bushfire risk
With wildfires and heavy smoke affecting the US and Europe, a new fire management framework can help Australia understand its risk
It’s time to make waves in beach accessibility
University of Melbourne research found Australia could be a world leader in making beaches accessible to people of all abilities, but barriers remain
Predicting cancer risk from mammograms could revolutionise screening
New mammogram imaging techniques could revolutionise breast screening by predicting each woman’s cancer risk, explains a University of Melbourne expert
Insurance failing when we need it most
Australia's insurance industry needs to come up with ways to cover losses from major disasters like bushfires and pandemics, says University of Melbourne expert
An ounce of biosecurity prevention is worth two pounds of cure
Australia will avoid $A314 billion in damages through the continued operation of its biosecurity systems, new research led by University of Melbourne shows
Test smarter not harder for an agile system
Knowing who is being tested, why, and counting close contacts is the key to an agile and effective COVID-19 testing strategy say University of Melbourne experts
The ‘freak wave’ myth
New University of Melbourne research finds 'freak waves’ don’t really exist and Australia’s experienced rock fishers best understand the dangers of the ocean.
A trade in desperation: The rise of stem cell tourism
Stem cell tourism sees patients travel overseas for treatment unavailable at home, but University of Melbourne research finds it comes at great risk.
Equity crowdfunding: Seeing through the hard sell
A controversial form of crowdfunding takes the platform to a new level – but shrewd investors are seeing through the hard sell, new research finds