Health & Medicine

Crimes of evolution

Volume 9 Number 1 January 14 - February 11 2013

While the recent red tides at Victorian and NSW beaches were visually striking, the microscopic algae that caused them have a criminal past. Nerissa Hannink reports.

‘Smart health’: reinventing health care

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Health informatics is a super-fast-growing field and University of Melbourne medical students and alumni are in the thick of it. By Elizabeth Brumby.

Taking dental care to Vietnam

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Melbourne alumnus Dr Jamie Robertson has been delivering a pro-bono dental health program in Vietnam for over 20 years. In early 2013, Vietnamese-born Bachelor of Dental Science student Mimi Huynh will travel with Dr Robertson to give dental care to those who need it most. ByElizabeth Brumby.

New technologies informing future approaches to mitochondrial disease

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Research into the causes of mitochondrial disease using gene sequencing technology has set a current benchmark for knowledge about this genetic disease. By Liz Banks-Anderson.

Law enforcement to support public health

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Nick Crofts and Nicholas Thomson hold honorary appointments at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne and are directors of the independent Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health. They spoke with Rebecca Scott about a recent series of events to bring health and policing leaders together.

Sharing a passion for medical leadership

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Melbourne educators have been working with burgeoning schools in Africa to improve the quality of education in medicine. Professor Rob Moodie from the School of Population Health reflects on his relationship with the newly appointed Dean of Medicine at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, in Mozambique. 

Celebrating 30 years of a hearing revolution

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

The global success of the first commercial cochlear implant was celebrated recently at a special event in Melbourne, including a reunion of the core team who made the first switch on, 30 years ago. 

Harnessing the power of Indigenous art, music and voices to eliminate trachoma

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

An educational campaign to reach remote communities is using the power of art, music and women’s voices to eradicate trachoma. By Rebecca Scott.

Balancing life and work

Volume 8 Number 12 December 10 2012 - January 14 2013

Forget the commute. Avoid the filthy office kitchen. And never again listen to that colleague with the annoying laugh. New technology and some fresh thinking means the 21st century Australian breadwinner will spend an increasing amount of time working from home.  By Ryan Sheales andAnnie Rahilly.

Research icons forge closer links with the University

Volume 8 Number 11 November 12 - December 9 2012

Three new departments within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will help make advances into critical areas of medical research. By Elizabeth Brumby and Joe Fennessy.

Making a global difference

Volume 8 Number 11 November 12 - December 9 2012

Nossal Institute of Global Health is directing a health and education revolution. Chris Weaverspoke to its director, Professor Graham Brown, and research candidate Steph Topp, about their innovative approach.

The living classroom – learning on country

Volume 8 Number 11 November 12 - December 9 2012

For the second year, students from the Maningrida College in the Northern Territory have ventured to Melbourne on the Venom Trail. But the learning was not just one way, as staff and students from Melbourne discovered. By Annie Rahilly.