Smoking and poor diet still leading killers worldwide
2016's Global Burden of Disease report shows improvements in child mortality, but rising deaths from preventable diseases, says a University of Melbourne expert
Stopping the flu before it takes hold
University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.
Stopping the flu virus at the nose
University of Melbourne researchers find flu-fighting cells in our noses that can act as "nasal border patrol' against the influenza virus.
The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.
Vaccination: A numbers game that adds up
While most Australian children are vaccinated, increasing the numbers further still will have lasting benefits for us all.
Why science matters: Five of the best stories
A potential ebola vaccine, water on Mars, record warming, 3D body parts and the cancer risks involved in eating processed meat all made 2015 science headlines.