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Medical artifacts and paraphernalia from the First World War – including a travelling dentistry chair, original medicine bottles and soldier cartoons – are on display at the University of Melbourne’s Medical History Museum.

In a huge boost to the global fight against malaria, researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself by building resistance against the last-line in antimalarial medications, and how a new medical treatment can overcome the parasite’s defences.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne along with international collaborators are using a novel way to block the dengue virus in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes using the insect bacterium Wolbachia and have for the first time provided projections of its public health benefit.

The Melbourne Healthcare Partners Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre, coordinated by Melbourne Health, has been recognised as one of the world’s best for using medical research to improve patient care by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The University of Melbourne along with Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC:PIRS) today announced a collaboration and funding awarded to advance treatments for diseases such as asthma.

Patients suffering from cancer, neurological conditions and infectious diseases will benefit significantly from the most recent round of research funding from the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).   

A new paradigm for aid programs is being realised today with the announcement by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian government of the $100m Data for Health initiative.

A new study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association  (JAMA) suggests the link between aspirin and colon cancer prevention may depend on a person’s individual genetics.

In a ceremony held in Paris today, biochemist and molecular biologist, Dr Kathryn Holt was named one of 15 Rising Talents for L’Oréal Women in Science for 2015.

Research published this week in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology confirms that Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancers in the world but lacks in national reporting of the statistics.

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