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Mark Stevenson, Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the Melbourne School of Design, has been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant of $530,000 to study young drivers aged 18-25 across Victoria in a program set to revolutionise the car insurance industry in Australia.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease also has properties that could be helpful for human health.

A new report card for global aid reveals Australians are an altruistic bunch, saving the lives of 230,000 children since the year 2000.

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Stephen Smith has announced with some sadness his departure from the University of Melbourne citing a change in his family circumstances.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) has today launched the Doherty Centre for Applied Microbial Genomics, which is set to help transform the detection, tracking and treatment of infectious diseases in Australia.

Taking hormonal contraceptives and having children are associated with a lower risk of uterine cancer for women with Lynch syndrome, a University of Melbourne research team has found.

Three years after the launch of the roadmap to close the gap for vision, progress has been made but “much remains to be done”, according to the authors of a Perspective published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

An international study led by The University of Melbourne has confirmed that long-term regular taking of aspirin or ibuprofen reduces the risk of bowel cancer by more than half for people with the genetic mutation causing Lynch syndrome.

An international research team, led by the University of Melbourne, have discovered a way to control the stem cell behaviour responsible for the spread of bowel cancer.

Qantas has teamed up with University of Melbourne physiotherapists to introduce an exercise video on all international flights to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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