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.
Ocean scientists look into the past to predict Australia's climate future
Has Australia's climate always been so dry? Have the tropical reefs around Australia always been there? What will happen to Australia's climate and reefs in the future?
'Future Mobility Sensing'—better travel data for a smarter city
A new smartphone application is currently being tested by the University of Melbourne to gather accurate travel and activity data.
Snake danger on the rise
With summer on the way, pet owners are being warned not to let their dogs or cats become one of the estimated thousands of snakebite statistics recorded in Australia each year.
The million year old monkey: New evidence confirms the antiquity of fossil primate
An international team of scientists have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean to just over 1 million years old.
Plants also suffer from stress
High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt stress, and may help breed future generations ...
New clot-busting treatment targets number one killer
Australian researchers funded by the National Heart Foundation are a step closer to a safer and more effective way to treat heart attack and stroke via nanotechnology.
What happens on the molecular level when smog gets into the lungs?
Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath.
Toxoplasma parasite's greedy appetite may be its downfall
Toxoplasma gondii is estimated to chronically infect nearly one-third of the world's population, causing the condition Toxoplasmosis. It is most commonly associated with handling cat feaces and is a particular threat to pregnant ...
Waging war on Australia's nastiest parasite: Scientists map blowfly genome
Around 2000 genes not seen before in any other organism were discovered. These genes can now be investigated as potential drug and vaccine targets.
Weighing and imaging molecules one at a time
Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal ...