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30 Apr 2020
An international study led by Melbourne researchers has discovered nine new genes linked to the most severe type of childhood speech disorder, apraxia.
29 Apr 2020
The University of Melbourne and the Group of Eight (Go8) have presented the Federal Government with a national COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery report to help guide Australia out of the pandemic crisis.
28 Apr 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, University of Melbourne researchers are joining part of a consortium of veterinary scientists established to train a new generation of ‘animal disease detectives’ in 11 countries across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
24 Apr 2020
The use of big data can help scientists’ chart not only the degradation of the environment but can be part of the solution to achieve sustainability, according to a new commentary paper.
22 Apr 2020
A hospital that used strict measures to prevent high-risk Wuhan inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients from contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) could provide a model for health services globally, new research shows.
21 Apr 2020
University of Melbourne researchers are joining forces with Arizona State University and a network of overseas intuitions to create an archive of people’s experiences during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A clinical trial aimed at testing the effectiveness and safety of two existing drugs in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 has opened at the first site, the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
17 Apr 2020
The majority of Australians are satisfied with the government’s handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the results of a new University of Melbourne study.
Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell said he was utterly appalled that two University of Melbourne students were targeted in a deplorable and unprovoked attack in the CBD.
16 Apr 2020
The University of Melbourne has launched a new six-part web series tackling some of the major coronavirus (COVID-19) issues facing the world.
14 Apr 2020
The University of Melbourne has launched a range of support packages for students and staff as it continues to deliver high-quality teaching and research in the transition to a virtual campus.
12 Apr 2020
Researchers are mobilising twins across Australia to join a world-first study to rapidly measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australians and their families.
9 Apr 2020
University of Melbourne researchers working in collaboration with Western Health have designed a personal ventilation hood for hospital beds to help contain the droplet spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in intensive care units (ICUs).
8 Apr 2020
A world-first trial will see researchers from Austin Health and the University of Melbourne use intravenous zinc to fight the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
A new centre for artificial intelligence (AI) and digital ethics has been launched by the University Melbourne to address ethical, policy and legal challenges posed by new technologies.
6 Apr 2020
Health professionals will be able to quickly upgrade their skills to perform lung ultrasound scans to diagnose COVID-19 accurately and safely, with a new online course being made available free by the University of Melbourne.
3 Apr 2020
Researchers have found strong evidence that the risk for armed conflict is higher after a climate-related disaster, but only in vulnerable countries.
27 Mar 2020
Melbourne researchers will begin an Australian trial to test whether an existing vaccine can help prevent healthcare workers becoming sick with COVID-19.
23 Mar 2020
In response to the decision of the National Cabinet and the Victorian Government to implement Stage 1 of a shutdown of non-essential activity, the University is accelerating its transition to a ‘virtual campus’ model. This will enable the University to continue to deliver high-quality education for our students and undertake critical research activities.
22 Mar 2020
The Paul Ramsay Foundation has generously committed $4 million in grant funding to the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) to support research into COVID-19.