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Despite an annual public investment of more than $3 billion, nobody knows how many people cycle through Australia’s prisons each year.

Research from the University of Melbourne has put a dollar figure of $85,000 on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life.

Training in public health policy and leadership, improving disability programs and lessons from Australian in tobacco plain packaging policies are some of the collaborative projects in a new Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Melbourne and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne has reached the significant milestone of $400 million thanks to its latest gift.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found that screening for bowel cancer in genetically high-risk populations should begin early.

A team of international scientists has discovered a new mechanism by which immune cells in the skin act as the body’s ‘border control’, revealing how these cells sense whether lipid or fat-like molecules might indicate the presence of foreign invaders.

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that social media can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Human gut bacteria that feast on the yeast contained in fermented foods like bread and beer provides clues to new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases. 

Professor Graeme Clark AC from the University of Melbourne is the first Australian to receive the US Russ Prize for an outstanding achievement in bioengineering innovation that is in widespread use to improve health and well-being: the cochlear implant.

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