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An Australian-led international research effort has revealed that genetic changes normally linked to breast, colon and ovarian cancers could also drive a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

Australia could save $3.4 billion in healthcare costs by introducing a package of taxes on sugar, salt and saturated fat, and sugary drinks, while subsidising fruits and vegetables, University of Melbourne modelling shows.

 

Melbourne researchers have used cutting-edge genomics technology to show a strain of a bacteria can be transmitted to patients from machines commonly used to regulate body temperature during cardiac surgery.

A smartphone app will target taxi drivers’ ‘downtime’ waiting for their next passenger, to support them with tools and messages to improve their health.

 

Many people who have cosmetic facial surgery feel better about their jobs when they return to work, according new research by the University of Melbourne.

A simple bedside test for pregnant women to accurately predict early labour is under development at the University of Melbourne. 

An Australian-first research program will help improve treatment for up to one million Australians with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

New research has shown how normally helpful brain cells can turn rogue and kill off other brain cells following injury or disease.

People with epilepsy acquired following brain trauma are the focus of a new $28 million global push for a long-awaited research breakthrough to develop treatments that for the first time could prevent or mitigate this disabling and potentially life-threatening condition.

 

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

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