Health & Medicine

Immune cell defenders protect us from bacteria invasion

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

Researchers have discovered the biological key that could ‘wake up’ t-cells and send them on the infection fighting path. By Annie Rahilly.

Celebrating collaboration for improved health in Mozambique

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

Kate Dukes speaks to Associate Professor Jim Black from the Nossal Institute for Global Health about how a collaboration between Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo and the University of Melbourne has contributed to the development of Mozambique.

High-level collaborations with China unis for Melbourne

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

David Scott reports on partnerships the University of Melbourne has established with two of China’s most prestigious institutions, Tsinghua University and Peking University.

Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences launched

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

A new partnership is enabling year 11 and 12 students with a passion for the sciences to grow their passions at the newly opened Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences. Rebecca Scott speaks to Professor Field Rickards, Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Professor Tony Bacic, Director of the Bio21 Institute about the vision for the school. 

Training doctors for a better world

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

As the challenges of providing healthcare in resource-poor settings continue to mount, there is a growing need for medical doctors to be trained in the basics of public health and to play a role in developing effective policy solutions to public health problems. By Elizabeth Brumby

Teddy Bear Hospital helps dispel illness anxiety in children

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

Medical students are enlisting teddy bears to teach sick children that a visit to hospital might not be as unpleasant as expected. Annie Rahilly reports.

Why do our eyelids twitch?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Have you ever had one of those annoying eyelid twitches that can last for a couple of days? Andi Horvath explains the condition.

Alumna is Victorian Senior Australian of the Year

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Chris Weaver talks to University Alumna and Victorian Senior Australian of the Year Dr Christine Durham about her book, Chasing Ideas: The fun of freeing your child’s imagination and the accident which changed her life. 

Are we there yet?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

More than 100 years after the first International Women’s Day, in 1911, Australian women still face serious problems. The national rates of family violence are terrifying, and gender equity in the workplace is an ongoing battle. Zoe Nikakis explores the issues. 

Containing infection in Zambian prisons

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Stuart Winthrope speaks with a researcher helping to provide access to health care and prevention in Zambia’s prisons.

Mentally healthy communities, on and offline

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

From video games to cybersafety iPhone apps, the development of technology-based resources presents an unprecedented opportunity to tailor mental health programs to engage young people online, according to Associate Professor Jane Burns. Elizabeth Brumby reports.

Early childhood education under qualifications threat

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Early Childhood Education Associate Professor Kay Margetts writes that the quality of education for children in care and pre-school is under threat by changes to the qualification requirements of staff.