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Professor Melissa Little has been named the new head of the Stem Cells Australia initiative by the University of Melbourne.

New Executive Director sets sights on world’s best care for Victorian patients

An international collaboration led by the Translational Obstetrics Group (TOG) based at Mercy Hospital for Women has discovered a treatment that could save many of the 60,000 lives lost each year to preeclampsia. 

An Australian-first national analysis of 13 years’ data on bites and stings from venomous creatures reveals Australia’s towns and cities are a hot-spot for encounters.

Following an international search, local expert Professor Jennifer Philip has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chair of Palliative Medicine. The position was created by The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as part of their commitment to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Leaders in Cancer strategy*.

Cardiologists at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne are using the latest in stent technology designed to reduce complications from a common cardiac procedure.

A promising strain of bacteria that stops dengue transmission in mosquitoes struggles to survive hot conditions, new research from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

University of Melbourne researchers have found an increase in heart attacks around the festive period may be due more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet.

Researchers investigating influenza, multiple sclerosis and Indigenous health will share in $60 million funding from the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council grants.

A two-year study with 46 family violence survivors from more than 20 countries has found common threads in how their abusers use cultural and physical isolation to prevent them from seeking help. 

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