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University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $15 million to improve the lives of people suffering from neurological conditions, cardiac illnesses, cancer and to advance our understanding of life-threatening Influenza.

Internationally renowned health economist Professor Barbara McPake has been appointed Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

Leading infectious disease expert Professor Sharon Lewin has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.

Senior Lecturer in American Politics Tim Lynch discussed this taciturn approach, and the state of the US-China-Australia relationship on Sky News. 

With a largely deadlocked Congress, US President Barack Obama sought to use the State of the Union address to speak directly to voters.

Australian businessman Robert Champion de Crespigny has joined the University of Melbourne as a Patron of its largest-ever fundraising campaign. 

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been recognised with a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

In a world first, University of Melbourne researchers along with international collaborators have used Functional Magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain function to help better understand the affects of repressed stressful memories.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that some Indigenous groups will be more susceptible to the effects of the new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently found in China.

Globally, smoking prevalence — the percentage of the population that smokes every day — has decreased, but the number of cigarette smokers worldwide has increased due to population growth, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.