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Australia will take a leadership role in the Asia Pacific region in a new initiative to help our nearest neighbours get rid of the scourge of malaria, in a new NHMRC $2.5 million Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. 

A model that gives Indigenous families who are expecting or have recently had babies a say in their health care has received a funding boost.

University of Melbourne Professor of Neurology Helmut Butzkueven has won a major research award for his work developing the world’s largest Multiple Sclerosis database. 

An international study including researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found a way to slow the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over the age of 50.

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.

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