The University of Melbourne has been announced as one of the foundation partners in a new Translational Research Centre in Nanjing that will enable researchers and clinicians in Australia and China to fast-track discoveries in basic scientific research and translate these into improved care for patients around the world.
A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
An online contest in association with online platform Kaggle, the Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania will let the globe’s keenest data scientists loose on the holy grail of epilepsy research — an algorithm that can predict seizures — using data from patients that has never before been available to researchers.
A team from the University of Melbourne has been honoured with an "Oscar of science" — the Australian Museum’s annual science award, the Eureka Prize — for its work on drug resistance in malaria parasites.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.