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28 Oct 2020
What it means to be a public expert, which countries are managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic well and the politics of mask wearing were some of the topics discussed in a special webinar event with Dr Anthony Fauci, advisor to six US presidents and regarded as “America’s doctor”.
27 Oct 2020
Children who experience poverty are more likely to experience disadvantage as adults, according to a new report exploring intergenerational poverty.
20 Oct 2020
Early adolescence is where gender inequalities most markedly emerge, according to new research from across 40 low- and middle-income countries in Asia and the Pacific.
19 Oct 2020
An international collaboration has provided the first insights into a new type of silk produced by the very unusual Australian basket-web spider, which uses it to build a lobster pot web that protects its eggs and trap prey.
A new project is giving a voice to Australian children, inviting them to share their experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
16 Oct 2020
A recent study from the University of Melbourne proposes a new theory for the origin of dark matter, helping experimentalists in Australia and abroad in the search for the mysterious new matter.
Australia was not spared as a 30-year global rise in chronic illness and related risk factors such as obesity, high blood sugar, and outdoor air pollution created a perfect storm to fuel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths, new research shows.
15 Oct 2020
Two new studies from the University of Melbourne will help the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built to uncover galaxies never before seen by humanity.
14 Oct 2020
One in five Australian school students don’t receive careers advice from an advisor or teacher - exacerbating why young women aren’t engaging with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) opportunities, a new report has found.
13 Oct 2020
A report delving into the health and wellbeing of university students that aims to help Australian universities enhance student experiences and academic outcomes has been released.
A poll of more than 1000 Australians has found that despite the disruptions of 2020 and the effect on the lives of every Australian, we continue to be broadly disengaged in politics as a nation.
12 Oct 2020
Researchers are calling for action at the highest level of government to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with complex mental health issues based on research released today.
9 Oct 2020
Stories inspired by family, community and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be woven into artwork being created by master weaver Glenda Nicholls, the recipient of the 2020 Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship.
8 Oct 2020
The prevention and control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia has been significantly bolstered thanks to almost $17 million in funding awarded to Melbourne researchers by the Commonwealth Government.
Melbourne researchers are working towards a potential treatment to slow the progression of motor neuron disease (MND), offering hope to people with this debilitating and incurable illness.
7 Oct 2020
The University of Melbourne’s Connected Cities Lab and the City of Melbourne will work together to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The health benefits of affordable, secure and quality housing and the prevention of early mental disorders are the focus of two new Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) at the University of Melbourne.
6 Oct 2020
Researchers at the University of Melbourne will use new materials to try to tap more efficiency from solar panels.
The University of Melbourne has appointed Professor Marie Sierra as the new Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, home of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
2 Oct 2020
Volunteer scientists are being recognised for their work to save Victorian beaches with a team managed by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University shortlisted for this year’s Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science.