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25 May 2020
Researchers have investigated the impact of heat stress in Australian dairy cows grazing summer pastures, revealing high temperature and humidity leads to a significant drop in milk production, but that this can be rectified through the provision of shade and more water troughs.
Growing socioeconomic and geographical inequalities are contributing to a stagnation of Australian life expectancy, new research published in Australian Population Studies shows.
22 May 2020
University of Melbourne researchers have quantified the toll that having multiple chronic diseases takes in China for the first time, which could have significant implications for its economic and health systems.
21 May 2020
Using genome sequencing to identify genetic mutations in SARS-CoV-2 cases in Victoria, researchers have identified clusters and transmission networks which has helped limit the spread of the virus, painting an important picture of transmission in Victoria.
20 May 2020
Australia has often been unfairly portrayed as an old and idle continent with little geological activity, but new research suggests that we remain geologically active and that some of our mountains are still growing.
19 May 2020
The University of Melbourne today welcomed the Victorian Government’s strong support package for universities that will help students suffering hardship, boost research and help save jobs in the higher education sector.
The University of Melbourne is launching a new online lecture series this week called Reset: Restoring Australia after the Great Crash of 2020, featuring renowned economist Professor Ross Garnaut.
18 May 2020
University of Melbourne and Queensland Museum palaeontologists have today announced the discovery of new extinct Australian megafauna that lived until 40,000 years ago in tropical northern Australia.
15 May 2020
The University of Melbourne continues to focus on minimising job losses and maintaining high quality teaching and research in the face of massive financial disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A new, simple blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease is coming to Australia through the Australian Dementia Network, which is supported by the University of Melbourne.
14 May 2020
Scientists from the University of Melbourne, CSIRO and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) have successfully produced in a laboratory setting a coral that is more resistant to increased seawater temperatures.
13 May 2020
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are conducting a first-of-its-kind survey in Australia to find out how the time we spend on paid work, care and housework has changed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
11 May 2020
The University of Melbourne has released its Advancing Melbourne 2030 strategic plan, outlining its aspirations and direction for the next decade.
6 May 2020
The University of Melbourne welcomes $9.5 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Genomics Health Futures Mission – Projects Grant Opportunity, announced by the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.
5 May 2020
Leading physiotherapists concerned ‘stay at home’ restrictions could exacerbate falls and poor physical function in older people have developed a new website to support older Australians to stay active – safely – at home.
A $A10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will allow the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s (MCRI) clinical trial of the BCG vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) to extend to 10,000 healthcare workers across Australia, Spain and the Netherlands.
1 May 2020
Early-career arts researchers and practitioners will have the chance to develop their communication skills as part of a new media residency at the ABC, in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Australia Council for the Arts.
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.