News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
STEM superstars call for more gender and cultural diversity
They specialise in different science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects but all have one thing in common – they’re all STEM superstars.
Differences in immunity and blood vessels likely protect children from severe COVID-19
Differences in the immune systems and better blood vessel health were among the factors protecting children from severe COVID-19, according to a new review.
Targets for avoidable sight loss ‘not being met’, 30-year study finds
A new global study has found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss since 2010.
Entry barriers for women are amplified by AI in recruitment algorithms, study finds
Human gender biases that limit recruitment opportunities for women are mimicked and exacerbated by artificial intelligence (AI) used for sorting resumés, according to new research.
Study finds some primary school-aged children self-harm, as experts call for earlier intervention
New research reveals that some primary school-aged children have self-harmed, prompting calls for intervention efforts to start earlier.
Researchers map electrons to move one step closer to better quantum computers
Australian researchers have determined the ‘sweet spot’ for positioning qubits to achieve high-accuracy quantum computers.
University research hub one step closer for Point Nepean
The University of Melbourne and Monash University will begin developing a business case to support a proposed world-leading research and education field station at Point Nepean, following constructive discussions with Parks Victoria.
Aboriginal knowledge key to fight against bushfires and climate change: Narrm Oration
Australia needs to trust Aboriginal people and their knowledge of country and bushfires as they can help solve the environmental crisis that has seen the fastest rate of biodiversity loss on Earth, says Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher, in the University of Melbourne’s key annual address, the Narrm Oration.
University statement about Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert
The University of Melbourne is delighted and relieved that Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been released from jail in Iran.
Fiji's vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study
Fiji’s national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows.