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4 Jun 2020
New research near Uluru in Australia’s arid centre shows that rock structures formed deep within the ancient Gondwana supercontinent controlled the rupture pathways of one of Australia’s largest modern earthquakes.
The mental health of Australian pre-schoolers will be assessed in a survey on how they and their families are coping with coronavirus (COVID-19).
3 Jun 2020
Three research programs which are developing new classes of medicines for coronavirus (COVID-19) have been boosted by funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
2 Jun 2020
University of Melbourne researchers are finding ways to beat dangerous superbugs with ‘resistance resistant’ antibiotics, and it could help in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) complications.
The University of Melbourne 2019 Annual Report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 2 June 2020. The Annual Report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019 and does not include the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on the University. The 2019 Annual Report is available here.
28 May 2020
A new app that helps patients in self-isolation monitor for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and identify their mental health needs has been developed by team of medical and digital experts.
26 May 2020
Five researchers from the University of Melbourne community have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
Multicultural and settlement services are an integral part of the family violence system, regularly encountering and supporting women experiencing family violence, according to new research.
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.