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  1. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease

    University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.

  2. Podcast9 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Smashing through science’s glass ceiling

    Frances Separovic from the University of Melbourne was recently named one of 12 Distinguished Women In Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  3. 4 May 2018 - Under the Microscope

    If we could talk to the animals

    Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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