News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Frontier health outcomes for stroke and epilepsy patients
The University of Melbourne has welcomed a Federal Government announcement of more than $70 million from the Medical Research Future Fund for two major research projects to transform diagnosis and treatment of stroke and epilepsy.
Vice-Chancellor welcomes renewed focus on research translation
Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell joined the Federal Minister for Education and Youth, Alan Tudge, at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus on Friday for the launch of the Better Commercialising University Research Consultation Paper.
Support for COVID-19 policy response and willingness to get vaccinated high, according to new survey
Support among Australians for the policy response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and willingness to get vaccinated is high, according to new University of Melbourne research.
University announces preliminary financial results for 2020
The University of Melbourne today provided an update on its financial position for the year ending 31 December 2020 and its financial outlook for 2021.
AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial opens in India
The AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) has been expanded into India, with the first patients recruited last week to the first two sites, Christian Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana in Punjab and Sterling Multispecialty Hospital in Pune, Maharashtra
Australia's oldest rock painting is a kangaroo
A two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has been identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock painting.
Climate, canola and coping with changing conditions
New University of Melbourne research has used ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing to understand the impacts of short-term heat stress on the productivity of canola plants, paving the way to the development of more heat-tolerant crops.
What happens to immunity levels post COVID-infection?
Melbourne scientists have described the evolution of immunity levels up to four months following COVID-19 infection, finding that while antibody levels drop dramatically in the first one to two months, the decrease then slows down substantially.
Immune system protects children from severe COVID-19
Children are protected from severe COVID-19 because their innate immune system is quick to attack the virus, a new study has found.
Fall in support for COVID-19 vaccine could risk jeopardising herd immunity: survey
Just over one quarter of Australians are unwilling or uncertain about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, potentially delaying achieving herd immunity, insights from the latest Taking the Pulse of the Nation Research Insight reveal.