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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.
30 Jan 2020
New Zealand and Australian media coverage of the Christchurch mosque attack was poles apart, according to new research.
29 Jan 2020
The University of Melbourne is closely monitoring the circumstances around the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and is supporting students and staff. The situation is constantly evolving.
Scientists from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity – a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne hospital – have successfully grown the Wuhan coronavirus from a patient sample, which will provide expert international laboratories with crucial information to help combat the virus.
28 Jan 2020
City design combining more public transport and rail networks with smaller, low speed blocks were the best to reduce road transport injuries, according to a new global study.
24 Jan 2020
Leading artists from the staff and alumni communities from four Victorian universities have donated their artworks for a bushfire relief charity exhibition.
23 Jan 2020
Research into how cladding can resist extreme weather events such as hailstorms is among three collaborative industry projects that will benefit from $1.4 million in funding as part of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) latest round of Linkage Projects. The funding was announced today by Victorian Senator David Van.
17 Jan 2020
Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of complex physical and mental health disorders, according to new research.
16 Jan 2020
The devastating bushfires in Victoria and across Australia have affected many in our regional and rural areas and our University community is doing what it can to support relief efforts.
6 Jan 2020
Improper adoption of climate impact modelling could leave us ill prepared for even higher temperatures and more frequent heatwaves, according to new research.