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  1. 12 September 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    How our ‘avian athletes’ could spread influenza

    New research including University of Melbourne shows migratory birds are exposed to a pathogenic strain of bird flu before they arrive on Australian shores.

  2. 16 July 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Viruses on the wing

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.

  3. 11 April 2019 - Science Matters

    Lifting the lid on HIV

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne are helping to open up the HIV virus, exposing new treatment targets that could help eradicate the deadly disease.

  4. 18 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    What Hepatitis B tells us about the migration of ancient humans

    A research collaboration including the University of Melbourne is tracing the genetics of Hepatitis B to map the ancient movement of Australia’s first people.

  5. 22 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Vaccinating newborns against the deadly rotavirus

    University of Melbourne experts have developed a potentially life-saving vaccine to protect newborns world-wide against the sometimes fatal rotavirus.

  6. Podcast13 January 2017 - Up Close

    Outbreak! Managing human pandemics

    Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still-inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.

  7. 19 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Outsmarting Zika and Dengue Fever

    Researchers win an insurance policy by developing a second strain of bacteria to help fight against mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika and Dengue Fever.

  8. 9 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Blood for science: Putting the bite on mosquito viruses

    A simple bacterium that can stop mosquitoes carrying viruses like Zika could be part of the answer in stopping the spread of the Zika outbreak in Latin America.