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  1. 17 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish

    A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.

  2. 6 August 2017 - Science Matters

    Repairing brain injury by learning from a fish

    Zebrafish can regenerate nerve cells, but humans can't; University of Melbourne researchers are studying the tiny fish with the aim of replicating the process.

  3. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome

    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne study backs need for wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic cause of autism

  4. Podcast14 July 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Podcast: How do we become an ecocity?

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Seona Candy gives Dr Andi Hovarth a tour of what Melbourne could look like as an ecocity of the future.

  5. 3 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 25 May 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Breakthrough: Medicinal cannabis and severe epilepsy

    International researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have proven that a type of medicinal cannabis can reduce seizures in a form of severe epilepsy

  7. 8 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The flu-hunters

    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.

  8. Podcast1 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The wonders of relaxin

    Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.

  9. Podcast21 April 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Annie and the swans (not a band)

    A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.

  10. 20 April 2017 - Science Matters

    From Burundi to Australia: Transplanting farming know-how

    Former Burundian refugees in rural Mildura are helping University of Melbourne researchers discover how different farming methods could be used in Australia.