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3 Mar 2020
The University of Melbourne has welcomed the Victorian Government's support for the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity – a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – and Burnet Institute to fast-track research for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The swamp wallaby is the only mammal that is permanently pregnant throughout its life according to new research about the reproductive habits of marsupials.
27 Feb 2020
The University of Melbourne’s prestigious Pathways to Politics Program for Women is now open to female graduates from all Victorian universities.
Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research.
Melbourne researchers have uncovered important differences between the male and female immune system which may explain why men are more susceptible to obesity and metabolism-related associated diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
26 Feb 2020
Joint Secretary Tarika Roy and Under Secretary Sanjay Singh from the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPWD) in India are visiting the University of Melbourne this week to advance a number of collaborations, including a co-designed community-based disability course.
25 Feb 2020
The University of Melbourne is offering a support package for students who have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and associated travel restrictions, including support grants of up to $7,500.
Eight University of Melbourne graduates have been named 2020 Fulbright Scholars, boosting research collaboration in public health, medical science, mathematics and law.
21 Feb 2020
The University of Melbourne has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to advancing gender equity and promoting greater inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
20 Feb 2020
The University of Melbourne is delighted to welcome its first intake of Hansen Scholars, recipients of the University’s most generous and broad-based undergraduate scholarship, the Hansen Scholarship Program.
18 Feb 2020
The University of Melbourne has welcomed the announcement that the Commonwealth Government will contribute $2 million towards a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
14 Feb 2020
Following the Australian Government’s announcement to extend current travel restrictions by a further week from 15 February 2020, the University of Melbourne remains concerned for our students and the uncertainty and anxiety this creates for them and their families. The University is fully committed to providing effective measures of support during this difficult time.
13 Feb 2020
Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with capabilities normally associated with living organisms.
Preliminary results of an ongoing study reveal which bacteria are found in the mouths of Victorians and suggests a healthier diet is key to improved microbial richness.
12 Feb 2020
More than 1000 Victorian cancer patients are set to benefit from real-time genomic testing in the next three years, aiming to improve diagnosis and provide more targeted and effective treatments for cancers of unmet need.
6 Feb 2020
Mud wasp nests have helped establish a date for one of the ancient styles of Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley.
An international team has completed the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, significantly improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and signposting new directions for its diagnosis and treatment.
4 Feb 2020
A large number of threatening patients who presented at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Emergency Department (ED) tested positive to methamphetamine use, according to new research.
2 Feb 2020
The University of Melbourne continues to monitor the evolving novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation and is providing ongoing advice and support to students and staff.
31 Jan 2020
New research shows that an increasing number of countries are publishing ecosystem accounts, helping to embed nature in economic and financial decisions.