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3 Mar 2021
Melbourne researchers who conducted a pilot to study the performance and feasibility of utilising antigen tests have identified several practical challenges in implementation for countries with a low COVID-19 prevalence.
An international collaboration of researchers have developed a computational method to identify malaria parasites as they move around the world with their human hosts - key to measuring impact of elimination campaigns.
2 Mar 2021
A University of Melbourne led study has established how plants use their metabolism to tell time and know when to grow - a discovery that could help leverage growing crops in different environments, including different seasons, different latitudes or even in artificial environments and vertical gardens.
26 Feb 2021
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 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 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.
25 Feb 2021
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.
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
23 Feb 2021
A two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has been identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock painting.
22 Feb 2021
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.
19 Feb 2021
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.
18 Feb 2021
Children are protected from severe COVID-19 because their innate immune system is quick to attack the virus, a new study has found.
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.
17 Feb 2021
An estimated 1.1 billion people were living with untreated vision impairment in 2020, but researchers say more than 90 per cent of vision loss could be prevented or treated with existing, highly cost-effective interventions.
16 Feb 2021
Unsurprisingly, Australia’s COVID-19 response has featured heavily in weighing the nominees to be shortlisted for the 2020 McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership.
Children with same-sex parents outperform other children on multiple indicators of academic achievement, new research shows.
Researchers have used the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to identify the role of a gene involved in cardiac rhythm, which could help explain the fundamentals of what it takes to make a human heartbeat.
15 Feb 2021
Drilling a 270,000-year old core from a Tasmanian lake has provided the first Australian record of a major global event where the Earth’s magnetic field ‘switched’- and the opportunity to establish a precedent for developing new paleomagnetic dating tools for Australian archaeology and paleosciences.
12 Feb 2021
Australians welcome the COVID-19 vaccine but levels of mental distress and financial stress remain high, particularly among the young, according to the latest Taking the Pulse of the Nation survey.
11 Feb 2021
Melbourne researchers have systematically mapped the immune response to COVID-19 identifying how antibodies develop in response to SARS-CoV2 and new insights into why some people develop severe disease.