Women In Science
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age
Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers
It’s a fact: Women get better with age
New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.
Getting more women into technology careers. Now.
University of Melbourne experts say there needs to be a big shift in educational focus and workplace culture to get more women into careers in technology.
Mapping how schizophrenia changes brains
A large University of Melbourne study has used brain scans to map the link between cognitive function and brain structure in people with schizophrenia.
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.