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The University of Melbourne has put out a call to Victorians to join the world’s largest drug trial aiming to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Today’s state budget announcement provides welcome support to a number of world-leading education and research projects, according to University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis.

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.

A world-first University of Melbourne-led study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal people globally reveals the extent of work that needs to be done if the United Nations is to meet its 2030 goals of ending poverty and inequality.

Australia’s investment in life-saving health promotion programs now lags well behind many other comparable Western countries, public health experts say.

Researchers are one step closer to creating a universal, one-shot influenza vaccine following the discovery that T cells, essential in the immune response to influenza, can recognise and attack emerging, mutant strains of the virus.

The University of Melbourne’s internationally recognized Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute is to be substantially expanded and will house CSL’s Global Research and Translational Medicine Hub. 

The University of Melbourne has led the way nationally amongst all universities in the latest round of NHMRC outcomes, with Program Grants totaling $28.7 million, and scholarships worth $1.26 million.  

Academic staff from The University of Melbourne have been named Fulbright scholars and recognised for the impact and depth of their research.

An international team led by Australian researchers has studied the genetics of pancreatic cancer, revealing it is actually four separate diseases, with different genetic triggers and survival rates, paving the way for more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

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