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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 new UK study suggests a link between paracetamol use during pregnancy and behavioural problems in children. Developmental neurobiologist Norman Saunders tells Ros Childs of ABC News 24 that there is no need for alarm or to change current guidelines that state paracetamol is safe in moderation, as the study shows only an association — not a cause — and does not look at why women were taking the medication. 

Up to 70 per cent of Victorians with suspected hepatitis C may not have received follow-up testing, putting them at risk of chronic liver disease and even cancer, University of Melbourne researchers say.

A promising new clinical tool and research on targeting a genetic mutation common in oesophageal cancer have been recognised in the 2016 Picchi Awards For Excellence in Cancer Research.

People with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, a University of Melbourne researcher says.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed yesterday’s Victorian Government announcement about expanded support for a National Proton Beam Therapy Centre. 

A team from the University of Melbourne has reached the finals of the "Oscars of science" — the Australian Museum’s annual science award, the Eureka Prize — for its work on drug resistance in malaria parasites.

The University of Melbourne is teaming up with health providers to take a snapshot of chronic disease and access to health care in four towns in north- east Victoria’s Goulburn Valley region.

University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to explore the genetics underlying the relationship between autism and changes to the gut.

Disorders and addictions such as anorexia nervosa, problem gambling and substance abuse should be viewed as “passions” in order to be properly treated, according to a Canadian scholar visiting the University of Melbourne this month.

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