News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
New biotech incubator in Melbourne to drive world-class medical research
CSL, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), and the University of Melbourne announced today they have secured funding to create a start-up incubator to support and grow early-stage Australian biotech companies.
“Digitally literate” Gen Z and Millennials' pandemic experience shaped by social media
Younger people’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic was shaped by their savvy use of social media platforms, navigating mis- and dis-information, subjective content loops, big-tech algorithms and emerging “splinter platforms,” a new University of Melbourne report has found.
Telehealth-delivered diet and exercise program eased knee pain and triggered weight loss
New research investigating the benefits of telehealth-delivered exercise and diet programs has found 80 per cent of participants experienced improvement in knee pain and an average of 10 per cent in loss of body weight, with one man shedding 39 kilograms.
Australia’s natural, cultural heritage must be restored to reduce emissions: report
More than thirty researchers, conservation and climate change experts, land managers and First Nations knowledge holders are calling for greater protection and restoration of Australia’s natural environment and cultural traditions, to meet our emissions reduction goals and mitigate the threat of climate change.
Clinical trial denounces use of platelet-rich plasma injections for knee joint osteoarthritis
Injections of platelet-rich plasma are no better than placebo for helping reduce knee pain in people with knee joint osteoarthritis, an Australian clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and Monash University has found.
Close the Gap for Vision shows improved eye services for Indigenous but also lingering inequity
Significant progress has been made to improve eye care outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but service shortfalls and equity gaps remain, according to the 10th annual update on the Implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision.
Forging women’s pathways into politics honoured with top award
An innovative program to advance female participation in Australian politics has been recognised with a top philanthropy award.
New Melbourne, Manchester and Toronto alliance for post-COVID university landscape
Student exchanges, joint research projects and mutual bids to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and funders will be part of a new post-COVID alliance between the Universities of Melbourne, Manchester and Toronto.
Healing our planet and peoples to navigate Indigenous futures: Papaarangi Reid’s Narrm Oration
Internationally recognised advocate for Indigenous health equity, Professor Papaarangi Reid, will explore how Indigenous futures can be redefined through a constructive Indigenous lens, in the University of Melbourne’s key annual address, the Narrm Oration.
Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity welcomes 2022 cohort
Twenty-one Fellows from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand with a background in Indigenous social change have been selected for the 2022 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program, based at the University of Melbourne.