Eye health expert Professor Hugh Taylor AC, Melbourne Laureate Professor and the Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne has been named President of the International Council of Ophthalmology.
An international team of researchers including University of Melbourne staff has identified the exact biochemical key that awakes the body's immune cells and sends them into fight against bacteria and fungi.
As the challenges of providing healthcare in resource-poor settings continue to mount, there is a growing need for medical doctors to be trained in the basics of public health and to play a role in developing effective policy solutions to public health programs.
Collaborative research on mental health issues, from schizophrenia to disaster mental health, will be the focus of the new University of Melbourne-Peking University Centre for Psychiatric Research and Training, being launched in Beijing today.
The most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children, the rotavirus infection, has been shown to accelerate the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, according to new University of Melbourne research.
Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by the University of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Professor McGorry's research has covered all aspects of schizophrenia and has evolved to play an integral role in the growth of early psychosis and the development of safe, effective treatments for young people with emerging mental disorders.
Young people who have been diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer related to sun exposure, under the age of 25, face a higher risk of developing melanoma and other cancers later in life, a UK study has shown.
A new survey, led by Orygen Youth Health Research Centre in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, has found that people are more willing to disclose their experience of having a mental health problem and receiving treatment.
Three researchers working at the University of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health are receiving vital funding for research into multiple sclerosis, thanks to MS Research Australia.
Sarah-Ann Tay, PhD candidate at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, hopes her research will improve understanding of the obstacles faced by young people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Earlier this year she presented her findings at the XIII International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Congress in Copenhagen.
University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $15 million to improve the lives of people suffering from neurological conditions, cardiac illnesses, cancer and to advance our understanding of life-threatening influenza.
Reducing the presence of mould in the home may reduce asthma in middle-aged adults according to new research led by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, and Monash University.
Internationally renowned health economist Professor Barbara McPake has been appointed Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.
An evaluation of the Federal Government's Food and Health Dialogue, co-authored by Professor Rob Moodie, Professor of Public Health at the University of Melbourne, has found national efforts to make foods healthier are inadequate, finding poor diet is now an even bigger cause of ill health for Australia than smoking.
Professor Sam Berkovic, Laureate Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Director of the Epilepsy Research Centre at Austin Health has been recognised with a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Sanofi Pasteur and the University of Melbourne have signed an agreement to co-fund proof-of-concept studies in relation to technologies developed by the University that can be used by the company to develop novel immune-boosting substances and vaccines against infectious diseases.
University of Melbourne researchers along with international collaborators have used Functional Magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain function to help better understand the affects of repressed stressful memories.
New research led by the University of Melbourne has helped debunk the common belief that a sixth sense exists. The study found that people could reliably sense when a change had occurred, even when they could not see exactly what had changed.
Globally, smoking prevalence has decreased, but the number of cigarette smokers worldwide has increased due to population growth, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a genetic marker that can accurately predict which patients will experience more severe disease in a new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently found in China.
Research conducted by the University of Melbourne reveals that some Victorian public hospital board members are constrained by financial challenges that leave little time for priorities such as quality of care.
The University’s Melbourne Neuroscience Institute has awarded Fellowships to Dr Michael Hildebrand, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Austin Health, and Dr Christine Nguyen, a Research Fellow in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, to promote the University’s interdisciplinary research projects in the neurosciences.
Students from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science have shone at this year's Graduate Students Association (GSA) Awards, presented last month, first and foremost Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health student Ms Visopiano Sanyü.
Young people serving time in youth detention or serving community-based orders have extremely high rates of substance dependence, poor mental health and engage in risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.
In the next few days, 12 Pacific Rim countries will make critical decisions about what is potentially the most damaging trade agreement for public health ever signed. The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement encompasses trade in goods and services and a range of other issues, such as intellectual property rights, and investment and financial services. Brigitte Tenni investigates.
According to pain management specialist Professor Denise Harrison, an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, breastfeeding and the use of sweet water can help to calm babies during immunisation.
Identical twins can have very different lives and health despite their shared genes, according to UK expert Professor Tim Spector from London’s King College, who will speak at a public forum at the University of Melbourne.
The rollout of the Australia’s Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) has encountered various problems since its inception. But it all got worse when the new health minister, Peter Dutton, recently ordered a review of the project. Unfortunately, it seems consumer interests may be neglected in the inquiry, Merle Spriggs writes.
A new white paper to be launched by the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Health today states current practices in end-of-life medical care require major change to ensure more Australians experience ‘better’ deaths, according to a panel of medical, ethical and legal experts.
Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is the focus of the ‘Closing the Credibility Gap’ Aboriginal Health Symposium to be held at the University of Melbourne 21-22 November 2013.
GlaxoSmithKline has awarded Professor Ingrid Scheffer from the University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute, Austin Health and the Royal Children's Hospital, the 2013 Award for Research Excellence (ARE) for helping to transform the diagnosis of epilepsy.
The Melbourne Awards honour Melburnians who have made a significant contribution to Melbourne life in the areas of sustainability, community and profile. The Melbourne Awards are our city’s highest accolade.
A team of researchers from The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland (UQ), Prince Henry’s Institute and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has established a website to overcome misconceptions about sexual development.
Around the globe babies are dying due to their mothers having been infected with malaria during pregnancy. Simona John von Freyend learns of a new research discovery that sheds light on the condition and could prevent the deaths.
There has been a huge increase in participation rates for mass sporting events, and a group of clinicians and researchers from St Vincent’s Melbourne is looking at cardiac function in elite-level athletes. Annie Rahilly reports on what physical activity teaches us about the heart.
Cancer researcher Andrew Roberts has been appointed the inaugural Metcalf Chair of Leukaemia Research. Liz Williams and Andi Horvath profile the research careers of both appointee and the Chair’s namesake.
The 2013 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science has been awarded to Professor Terry Speed, head of Bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Professorial Fellow (Associate) in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
University of Melbourne researcher Dr Simon French has undertaken the first study of its kind into the chiropractic profession. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia today, looked at the health reasons people visit chiropractors and the care chiropractors provide.
The University of Melbourne has received $51.4 million to advance research and new ideas in projects ranging from indigenous language to understanding retinal disorders and to using bio-fuel resources to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
October saw 34 teams in the spotlight at the University of Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Awards as student and staff projects were recognised for their connectedness and strong partnership activity.
Mrs Pamela Galli, wife of the late Lorenzo Galli, has donated two significant gifts to the University of Melbourne to establish the Lorenzo Galli Chair in Melanoma and Skin Cancers and the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Developmental Medicine.
Sociologists have spent decades looking at work-family conflict and the stress associated with combining work and family roles. They expected that parents in more gender-equal societies would report less conflict between work and family, but they were wrong. Leah Ruppanner investigates.
Weather provides a vivid language for describing our emotional atmosphere, but does it also influence it? Do grey days bring grey moods? When the mercury rises, does our blood boil? Nick Haslam investigates.