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Determination and resilience pays off as 2022 student offers are released
Five courses at the University of Melbourne – the Bachelors of Arts, Science, Commerce, Biomedicine and Design – are ranked in the top 10 most popular courses for domestic students in Victoria, according to Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) first preference applications for 2022.
New study highlights ways multiple disasters impact public health
Findings from a review conducted by University of Melbourne researchers shows multiple disasters can have complex impacts on physical health, mental health and well-being which go beyond what has been observed after single disasters.
New $23.3M Melbourne hub a significant boost to diabetes research
The University of Melbourne will lead one of two new national research centres – the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations (ACADI) – with funding of $23.3 million over the next four years, aimed at improving the lives of people living with diabetes.
Atom by atom: new silicon computer chip technique opens up quantum computing construction possibilities
Quantum computers could be constructed cheaply and reliably using a new technique perfected by a University of Melbourne-led team that embeds single atoms in silicon wafers, one-by-one, mirroring methods used to build conventional devices, in a process outlined in an Advance Materials paper.
Automated pollen counter to revolutionise hay fever management
Australia's first automated pollen counter – which will significantly improve the way airborne pollen is recorded and help hay fever sufferers better manage their allergies – has been installed by researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Seizure study first step towards revealing which children are at risk of developing epilepsy
Findings from an international genetic study involving the University of Melbourne means it may now be possible to predict which children are more likely to develop epilepsy later in life based on their genotype (the risk genes they may carry).
Researchers discover a new approach to breaking bacterial antibiotic resistance and rescue frontline drug treatments
Researchers may have uncovered a key to making existing frontline antibiotics work again, against the deadly bacteria that cause pneumonia.
Spleen function discovery could lead to better treatments for infectious diseases
Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) have discovered a new gene that plays an important role in the way the spleen functions, potentially leading to new treatments for infectious diseases.
T cells fit to tackle Omicron, suggests new study
Research from the University of Melbourne and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has revealed T cells, one of the body’s key defences against COVID-19, are expected to be effective in mounting an immune response against Omicron despite its significantly higher mutations compared to previous variants of concern.
Nasal spray to fight COVID-19 heads to clinical trial
An at-home nasal spray treatment for COVID-19 will be put to the test by Melbourne biomedical researchers, as the University of Melbourne and Monash University receive $4.2 million to establish a six-month clinical trial lead by Northern Hospital in collaboration with Oxford University.