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1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) published between 1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (FC)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||73||20.28|
Highlight of the month
New class of drug puts cancer cells to sleep
© KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty
A new type of drug compound that puts cancer cells into a permanent sleep without damaging the cells’ DNA has shown promise in animal models of blood and liver cancers.
A team that included scientists from the University of Melbourne screened 243,000 compounds, looking for drugs that block KAT6A, a protein that when genetically depleted dramatically extends the life span of mice with lymphoma.
The researchers found one, which they chemically optimized to create two potent, selective inhibitors of KAT6A and KAT6B, enzymes that regulate the cell cycle by affecting when DNA is wound tightly on its spools.
The drugs selectively targeted liver cancer cells in zebrafish and arrested the progression of lymphoma in mice, with few side effects and little impact on healthy tissue. If human clinical trials give similar results, the compounds could offer “an entirely new weapon for fighting cancer,” said the University of Melbourne’s Tim Thomas in a press release.
- Nature 560, 253–257 (2018). doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0387-5
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International vs. domestic collaboration by FC
- 36.92% Domestic
- 63.08% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by FC (164 total)
- The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Melbourne Health, Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
La Trobe University, Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by FC (1951 total)
- The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
- Foreign institution
University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK)
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Max Planck Society, Germany
Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK)
Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK)
Yale University, United States of America (USA)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- Centro de Recursos Hídricos para la Agricultura y la Minería (CRHIAM), Chile
- ANFF Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), Australia
- ANZgene, Australia
- ARC Centre for Perceptive and Intelligent Machines in Complex Environments, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-Ray Science (CXS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics (KanGO), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC²T), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science (ACEVS), Australia
- Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age (AUPOA), Australia
- Asian Genetic Epidemiology Network (AGEN), China
- Asian Genetic Epidemiology Network Type 2 Diabetes (AGEN-T2D) Consortium, South Korea
- AuScope Limited, Australia
- Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Australia
- Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS), Australia
- Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), Australia
- Australian Ovarian Cancer Study (AOCS), Australia
- Australian and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC), Australia
- Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Australia
- Belle Collaboration, Japan
- Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), Australia
- Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), United Kingdom (UK)
- Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Australia
- Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE), Australia
- China-Australia Center for Translational Medicine, China
- Colorectal Transdisciplinary (CORECT) Study, United States of America (USA)
- Dairy Futures CRC, Australia
- Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- Epi4K Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project (EPGP), United States of America (USA)
- Epilepsy Research Centre, Australia
- GliomaScan Consortium, United States of America (USA)
- International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC), United States of America (USA)
- Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Australia
- Melbourne Dementia Research Centre (MDRC), Australia
- Melbourne EpiCentre, Australia
- Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (MNC), Australia
- Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI), Australia
- Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Australia
- NERP Environmental Decisions Group (EDG), Australia
- National Environmental Science Programme (NESP), Australia
- National Imaging Facility (NIF), Australia
- South Asian Type 2 Diabetes (SAT2D) Consortium, United Kingdom (UK)
- St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research (SVI), Australia
- Stem Cells Australia, Australia
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), Australia
- The ATLAS Collaboration, Switzerland
- The Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) - GWAS Group, Australia
- Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium (VBC), Australia
- Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), Australia
- Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), Australia
- Western Centre for Health Research and Education, Western Health, Australia
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