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Scientists will be able to harness the power of big data to unravel the genetics of cancer on a scale not seen before in Australia, with the launch of the Genomics Innovation Hub, a collaborative effort led by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Genomics Research Facility (AGRF). 

A form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy. Five per cent of children became seizure-free.

Students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital and conduct health checks for children and their parents at Derrimut Primary School on Friday 26 May as part of the Building Healthy Communities in Melbourne’s West project.

An exhibition giving voice to sexual assault survivors will be launched with new research on better integrating Victoria’s sexual assault and mental health services.

The University of Melbourne welcomes Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement today of the details of the first round of funding under the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). 

Following a global competition, five leading researchers from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct have been awarded the prestigious title of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholar.

An outstanding industry leader with exceptional national and global experience in successfully propelling important biomedical discoveries out of the lab and into the market has been appointed inaugural CEO of BioCurate Pty Ltd. This AUD $80 million venture was launched last year by Monash University and the University of Melbourne and supported by the Victorian Government. The appointment is the result of an extensive international and national search.

The most common type of hypertension, which accounts for 95 per cent of people with high blood pressure, might one day be prevented with breathing exercises if caught early enough.

A drop in job satisfaction among GP’s, an increase in the number of women working in the role and significant funding reforms are transforming general medical practice in Australia, according to a major new study from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

As Easter looms, University of Melbourne researchers have good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; and they‘re calling for participants for a trial of a new treatment for moderate or severe acne.

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