University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne was established in 1853 in Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Today the University of Melbourne has over 36,600 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The university's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Biotechnology are regarded highly among world-wide universities. The University of Melbourne is ranked in the very top 100 of world-wide universities for its academic programs and is noted for its numerous Rhodes Scholars and a recent Nobel Prize recipient.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs

University of Melbourne researchers are finding ways to beat dangerous superbugs with 'resistance resistant' antibiotics, and it could help in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) complications.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant fungus found in Melbourne hospital

Two cases of Candida auris, an emerging, drug-resistant yeast, responsible for hospital outbreaks internationally, were found in one Melbourne hospital ward in 2018, and may be the first instance of transmission of C. auris ...

Genetics

Tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia using genomics

Using genome sequencing to identify genetic mutations in SARS-CoV-2 cases in Victoria, researchers have identified clusters and transmission networks which has helped limit the spread of the virus, painting an important picture ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria vaccine: Could this 'ingredient' be the secret to success?

This ingredient is an essential component of the malaria parasite, a protein known as RPL6, which makes the parasite "visible" to a type of immune cells, the T cells, in the liver. The researchers added the protein to their ...

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