‘I had no choice but to quit study and save my life’: A Syrian refugee’s road to graduation
Seven years after she was first accepted into dental school in Syria, Sidori Younan finally graduated at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in December, where she joined graduands from across RMIT’s vibrant global network.
Immune ‘control switch’ could prevent brain injury in premature babies
Researchers have discovered an immune control switch that could protect the brains of premature babies, who often suffer brain injuries when their immune response goes into overdrive.
Non-viral gene therapy to speed up cancer research
A new treatment method promises to speed up gene therapy research and could bring new, patient friendly cancer treatments to market faster.
New hope for treatment to cure malaria and stop it spreading
The latest finding in a decades long research collaboration looks set to pave the way for the development of new malaria drugs that could both treat and block transmission of the deadly disease.
Researchers look to the skies for stroke response breakthrough
How do you put a 500kg CT machine in an Air Ambulance helicopter or fixed wing plane? That’s the challenge researchers face in a bid to transform access to emergency stroke treatment.
The future of digital science education
Gone are the days of sketching out cells on paper - modern scientific research uses cutting-edge tech, and science education is doing the same, according to an RMIT expert.
Golden opportunity: from Olympic medallist to PhD researcher
Olympic gold medallist Lauren Burns has turned her hand to research, uncovering the key to elite athletic performance with the support of a generous industry donor.
How stress can turn our bodies against us – and what we can do about it
Stress is an inevitable part of life, but what happens when it starts to negatively affect our health? And what exactly does chronic stress do to our bodies?
Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism
People with autism often suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why. Researchers have now discovered the same gene mutations – found both in the brain and the gut – could be the cause.
Unpacking the links: Chronic stress, fertility and the ‘hunger hormone’
Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone.
Five things you should know about the brain in your gut
From moods to memory, the brain in our guts has a big impact on the brain in our heads.
The science of fighting brain injuries in babies
In their search for ways to prevent and heal brain injuries in babies, researchers are delving deep to unlock the secrets of the developing brain.