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  1. 22 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer

    Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.

  2. 20 April 2018 - Science Matters

    Your grandchildren may retire before we have gender equality in science

    University of Melbourne research has found the gender gap for women working in STEMM could remain for generations without intervention.

  3. 11 March 2018 - Science Matters

    Trailblazing for women in science

    The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

  4. 8 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Miss Lambert’s Thylacine skull

    Pioneering women zoologists and explorers, including those at the University of Melbourne, contributed to naturalist collections like the Tiegs Museum.

  5. Podcast30 November 2017 - Up Close

    Fume with a view: consumer products and your indoor air quality

    University of Melbourne Professor Anne Steinermann outlines the consequences of scented products, revealing how our indoor environments are making us sick.

  6. Podcast10 November 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Why can’t we cure cancer?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop explores why finding a cancer cure is difficult, and how governments can fund research and treatment.

  7. Podcast6 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings

    Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.

  8. 10 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  9. Podcast6 October 2017 - Up Close

    Towards cancer care that listens to patients

    Oncologist Lidia Schapira on how health outcomes improve when we respond to patients' lived experience of cancer and support them to engage with their own care.

  10. 2 October 2017 - Science Matters

    Written in King Billy’s tree rings: 1700 years of climate history

    University of Melbourne researchers have published a 1700 year tree ring chronology from King Billy pines in Tasmania, offering insights into climate history.