The world’s indigenous populations experience significantly higher rates of avoidable vision impairment and a striking lack of support for research to address this major health issue, according to a review of eye health led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia and the University of Melbourne.
Families of children with severe epilepsies may be able to avoid having a second child born with the devastating disease, according to a research breakthrough published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
New research has calculated that without further interventions, the gender gap for women working in STEMM is very likely to persist for generations, particularly in surgery, computer science, physics and maths.
Two new software projects designed in Melbourne could accelerate the progress of the world-first Human Cell Atlas – an ambitious global effort to map every cell in the human body as a resource for understanding, preventing and treating disease.
A new colour publication A Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of the Kimberley has been launched, detailing the Kimberley’s fascinating freshwater fishes, many unique to the region, and including newly described species.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.