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MRFF funding boosts COVID-19 research
Three research programs which are developing new classes of medicines for coronavirus (COVID-19) have been boosted by funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs
University of Melbourne researchers are finding ways to beat dangerous superbugs with ‘resistance resistant’ antibiotics, and it could help in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) complications.
University of Melbourne 2019 Annual Report
The University of Melbourne 2019 Annual Report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 2 June 2020. The Annual Report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019 and does not include the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on the University. The 2019 Annual Report is available here.
New app helps people monitor COVID-19 symptoms from home and identify mental health needs
A new app that helps patients in self-isolation monitor for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and identify their mental health needs has been developed by team of medical and digital experts.
University congratulates new Fellows and grant recipients
Five researchers from the University of Melbourne community have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
Multicultural and settlement services support women experiencing family violence, research finds
Multicultural and settlement services are an integral part of the family violence system, regularly encountering and supporting women experiencing family violence, according to new research.
Work needed to reduce the negative effects of heat stress on Australian dairy cows, research reveals
Researchers have investigated the impact of heat stress in Australian dairy cows grazing summer pastures, revealing high temperature and humidity leads to a significant drop in milk production, but that this can be rectified through the provision of shade and more water troughs.
Australia’s life expectancy stagnates, inequality widens: research
Growing socioeconomic and geographical inequalities are contributing to a stagnation of Australian life expectancy, new research published in Australian Population Studies shows.
Study quantifies China’s chronic health burden for the first time
University of Melbourne researchers have quantified the toll that having multiple chronic diseases takes in China for the first time, which could have significant implications for its economic and health systems.
Tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia using genomics
Using genome sequencing to identify genetic mutations in SARS-CoV-2 cases in Victoria, researchers have identified clusters and transmission networks which has helped limit the spread of the virus, painting an important picture of transmission in Victoria.