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The new Melbourne Dementia Research Centre is set to fast-track diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, bringing together Australia’s best scientists as they edge closer to a cure.

The Li Ka Shing Foundation will donate US$3 million (A$3.75 million) to a team of University of Melbourne researchers, based at the the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, working to turn cancer into a manageable chronic disease. 

Australia’s first national survey of parent confidence in GPs found fewer than half of parents were completely confident in a GP to handle most of their child’s general health issues.

General practitioners (GPs) may not feel confident to detect domestic violence and sometimes feel challenged providing responses. The developers of a world-first assessment tool hope to change this by investigating GPs’ readiness or preparedness to deal with such situations. 

A new “artificial pancreas” being studied by the University of Melbourne could dramatically transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.

Melbourne researchers have unlocked important information that could lead to improved treatment of a rare and serious genetic condition.

Global experts, including two University of Melbourne academics, have called for an urgent international effort to regulate potentially deadly stem cell tourism treatments.

A world-first centre led by the University of Melbourne will address the health and wellbeing of working-age Australians with disabilities.

 

Improving treatment and reducing the death and injury toll from snakebites globally took a major step forward when the World Health Organization added snakebite to the highest priority list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) this month.

A new institute that brings together biomedical engineers, clinical researchers and industry partners to develop real-world solutions for public health has been launched.

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