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.
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.
Rankings rise again
RMIT has performed strongly in the 2020 CWTS Leiden Ranking, which ranks the world’s top research intensive universities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australia’s international partnerships in time of uncertainty
With the focus on economic recovery, Trump, Brexit and Australia’s trade negotiations with Europe and the United Kingdom are all reshaping our future.
Greening project transforms road barriers to reduce car pollution
Road barriers could be retrofitted with “ecological buffers” to cut air and noise pollution, as part of an innovative greening proposal from RMIT researchers.
Australian Space Agency funds locally-designed space suits
Australian researchers will lead development of the next generation of space suits in a major international collaboration involving NASA and the European Space Agency.