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Under the Microscope

University of Melbourne academics and researchers have experienced much on some amazing journeys – and share them here.

  1. 19 February 2019 – Adolescent, Adolescent Health, Paediactrics, Puberty, Teenagers

    Re-thinking our definition of adolescence

    A University of Melbourne expert says that the age of adolescence has evolved and we need to improve our understanding of the modern problems of teenagers.

  2. 13 February 2019 – Child Development, Child Psychology, Child Wellbeing, Puberty, Teenagers

    The importance of your child’s middle years

    Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years - from 8 to 12 – are transformative. But a University of Melbourne expert says we need better understanding.

  3. 7 February 2019 – Cars, Driverless cars, Engineering, Technology, Transport Technology

    Tackling human error to stop vehicle accidents

    Improving safety is the big driver of transport innovation and the technology focus is now on saving drivers from themselves says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 3 February 2019 – Cancer, Medical Specialists, Nursing, Oncology, Research

    Pioneering nurse-led cancer care

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Mei Krishnasamy has worked to improve the evidence for cancer nursing care, particularly for people with rarer cancers.

  5. 1 January 2019 – Cancer, Disability, Economics, Gender, Research

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part Two

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  6. 31 December 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, GFC, Genes, Gut Bacteria, Soil

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  7. 11 December 2018 – Art, Asia, Curating , Victorian College of the Arts, Visual Arts

    Curating a life

    Natalie King, an Enterprise Professor at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, was listed as one of the AFR's Women of Influence 2018.

  8. 22 November 2018 – Bio-engineering, Cancer, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Vaccination

    A smarter way to deliver drugs

    The University of Melbourne's Georgina Such works with nanoparticles to deliver vaccines and drugs; a breakthrough could change the lives of people with cancer.

  9. 5 November 2018 – Algorithms, Lectures, Mathematics, STEM, Teaching

    Stress testing algorithms

    University of Melbourne academic Professor Kate Smith-Miles uses mathematical questions and algorithms to find the best way to making the world a better place.

  10. 5 October 2018 – Developing Countries, Development, Population Health, Poverty, Public Health

    No room for saviours in global health

    Matt Reeve from the University of Melbourne's Nossal Institute grew up in Pakistan, and has worked on public health programs in Asia and Africa.