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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.

Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in the later years, a landmark 20-year study has found.

An international team led by Australian researchers has studied the genetics of pancreatic cancer, revealing it is actually four separate diseases, with different genetic triggers and survival rates, paving the way for more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

A University of Melbourne research team is one step closer to developing a one-shot vaccine to guard against a deadly human brain disease, with the potential to save thousands of lives.

Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath?

The intricate interplay between immune cells working to defeat infection has been seen and photographed for the first time.  

Short-term medical placements in the bush can transform metropolitan medical student attitudes towards rural medical careers, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Former University Vice-Chancellor and Professor Emeritus David Penington has been named Victorian of the Year.

Researchers have identified nine simple questions that can be used to identify people who may be at increased risk of various cancers, heart disease and diabetes because of their family history of these conditions.

An evaluation of the Australian Federal Government’s Food and Health Dialogue has found national efforts to make foods healthier are inadequate, finding poor diet is now an even bigger cause of ill health for Australia than smoking.

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