Iceland’s proposed circumcision ban
Iceland could become the first European country to ban male circumcision; University of Melbourne experts look at the ethical and legal issues at stake.
Training for recovery before major surgery
University of Melbourne research finds that seeing a physiotherapist before abdominal surgery can halve the rate of potentially deadly respiratory complications
The digital dissection of the human body
An@tomedia, which emerged from the University of Melbourne's Department of Anatomy in the mid 1990s, documents human anatomy in meticulous detail.
Using maths to assess blocked arteries
University of Melbourne researchers have used laser imaging to mathematically model the severity of artery blockages and now may be able to predict danger areas
Saving lives with less blood
A major global study including the University of Melbourne has found it is safe for surgeons to be using significantly less blood during heart surgery
Knee deep in footy injuries
Sports medicine has made huge advances into treating knee injuries; University of Melbourne experts discuss the prevention of injuries, especially in AFL.
Surgeons go green: Recycling general anaesthetic
University of Melbourne technology captures anaesthetic gas and recycles it, reducing greenhouse gases and maybe make wonder gas xenon a viable anaesthethic
The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia
The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.