Hyperactive immune cells accelerate heart valve disease: study
A new study using organ-on-a-chip technology reveals how overactive immune cells aggravate heart valve disease and how this damaging hyperactivity could potentially be controlled.
Rankings rise again
RMIT has performed strongly in the 2020 CWTS Leiden Ranking, which ranks the world’s top research intensive universities.
Birdwatching increased tenfold last lockdown. Don’t stop, it’s a huge help for bushfire recovery
Many Victorians returning to stage three lockdown will be looking for ways to pass the hours at home. And some will be turning to birdwatching.
What’s next? Six reasons to study VE
The world is rapidly changing around us, and now more than ever people are (re)thinking their careers. Do you need to upskill or reskill? Here’s six reasons why studying VE could be perfect for you.
New guide helps Australian companies working in conflict zones
A new practical guide from Australian Red Cross and RMIT University is helping businesses operating in war zones meet their legal obligations.
Preparing for business recovery post-pandemic
As business looks to a post COVID-19 recovery, new technologies and workforce skills will be critical to driving productivity and ensuring resilience and competitiveness.
Influential designer Mary Featherston joins RMIT as adjunct professor
Prominent interior designer Mary Featherston AM has joined the RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design as an adjunct professor of interior design.
Five ways we can reimagine our streets for our health
As families embrace the joys of walking and cycling in their neighbourhoods, how can we use the shake-up from coronavirus as an opportunity to keep this going for our own and our children’s health?
Melbourne tower lockdowns unfairly target already vulnerable public housing residents
The public housing hard lockdown is the product of a punitive housing system whose residents have been neglected for decades.
New Research Hub to tackle global waste crisis
A major new Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub will focus on reducing landfill waste and transforming reclaimed waste into new materials for use in construction and other manufacturing sectors.
How does our brain fold? Study reveals new genetic insights
New research is helping unlock the mystery of how the brain folds as a baby develops in the womb – a process critical to healthy brain function.
Lockdown returns: how far can coronavirus measures go before they infringe on human rights?
Ten “hot spot” postcodes in Melbourne’s suburbs have gone back into Stage 3 coronavirus lockdown. Legal and justice system expert Stan Winford looks at how far the measures can go before infringing on human rights.