A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal.
University of Melbourne student Sander Bredal was chosen from Victoria’s 175,000 international students as the International Student of the Year – Higher Education at the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards held last night at Government House.
A bid to improve near-zero survival rates for pancreatic cancer will receive a boost with the creation of Australia’s first pancreatic cancer ‘organoids bank’, enabling researchers to bring down the time it takes to find individualised chemotherapy treatment within weeks rather than months.
A new centre based at the University of Melbourne will help unlock the potential growth of Australia’s prefabricated building industry by creating a co-operative training system between industry and universities.
A joint research program between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia basin, a national priority for Iran.
New ways to help victims of intimate partner violence, and reducing the toll of infections on cancer patients are on the agenda for new Centres for Research Excellence (CREs) at the University of Melbourne, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
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.