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Thirty-eight Indigenous high school students are in Melbourne this week to learn the secrets of combining high-performance sport and academic success. 

The Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts remain the most popular courses at the University of Melbourne following the release of first round offers today.

Virologist Eddie Holmes explains how viral and bacterial pandemics of the type that spawned the Black Death and Ebola remain an unpredictable and inevitable part of our future. Professor Holmes describes how new technologies like genomic sequencing help us explore the origins and evolution of pathogens linked to pandemics as far back as Ancient Rome, and how evolving biosecurity and surveillance systems offer us a chance of containing outbreaks. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.

An Australian-first national analysis of 13 years’ data on bites and stings from venomous creatures reveals Australia’s towns and cities are a hot-spot for encounters.

Following an international search, local expert Professor Jennifer Philip has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chair of Palliative Medicine. The position was created by The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as part of their commitment to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Leaders in Cancer strategy*.

Cardiologists at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne are using the latest in stent technology designed to reduce complications from a common cardiac procedure.

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from this year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more, to prevent traffic jams and crashes, and cut travel times and carbon emissions.

A promising strain of bacteria that stops dengue transmission in mosquitoes struggles to survive hot conditions, new research from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

Hype in the marketing of açaí berry products — which sell for up to $150 a kilo — has highlighted serious flaws in new rules governing food health claims.

Where do pipis go when they are left alone on the beach? They spend most of their time just living under the sand, right? Or maybe not.