News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Small brain device proves big game changer for severely paralysed patients
A tiny device the size of a small paperclip has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, email and even shop online in the first human trial.
Four of the world’s premier dental schools form historic alliance
Four prestigious dental schools are joining forces to advance and transform research, education, and practice in dentistry and the oral and craniofacial health sciences.
University hosts Dr Anthony Fauci for discussion on COVID-19
What it means to be a public expert, which countries are managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic well and the politics of mask wearing were some of the topics discussed in a special webinar event with Dr Anthony Fauci, advisor to six US presidents and regarded as “America’s doctor”.
Children who experience poverty more than three times likely to be poor as adults
Children who experience poverty are more likely to experience disadvantage as adults, according to a new report exploring intergenerational poverty.
Gender inequalities accelerate during early adolescence, study finds
Early adolescence is where gender inequalities most markedly emerge, according to new research from across 40 low- and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Tapping the silk secrets of Australia’s basket-web spider
An international collaboration has provided the first insights into a new type of silk produced by the very unusual Australian basket-web spider, which uses it to build a lobster pot web that protects its eggs and trap prey.
Bear in a window: capturing children’s voices of the pandemic
A new project is giving a voice to Australian children, inviting them to share their experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
New theory on the origin of Dark Matter
A recent study from the University of Melbourne proposes a new theory for the origin of dark matter, helping experimentalists in Australia and abroad in the search for the mysterious new matter.
Chronic disease and public health failures fuel COVID-19 pandemic
Australia was not spared as a 30-year global rise in chronic illness and related risk factors such as obesity, high blood sugar, and outdoor air pollution created a perfect storm to fuel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths, new research shows.