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Open Day at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne, Australia’s top ranked university, has been ranked 44 in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities - the first time any Australian university has made it under 50 in this ranking.

Neuropsychiatrist Prof Chris Pantelis and neural engineering researcher Prof Stan Skafidas discuss the potential for the use of genetics to improve the diagnosis of autism. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

Research into melanoma and skin cancers will be further advanced through a $5 million gift from a donor in honour of her husband who died of melanoma.

Associate Professor Richard Pennell told CNBC Asia that the Islamic State is threatening to change national boundaries that have been in place since the end of the first World War.

For the first time in Victoria, the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be holding a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students at the University of Melbourne.

Is medical tourism all that it appears?  Visions takes a closer look at the trend of people seeking experimental treatments overseas that are currently not approved in Australia. Some of these include patients paying for stem cell treatments for diseases as varied as cancers, MS and Parkinsons. Such experimental treatment can be risky with little reward, according to University of Melbourne Professor Trevor Kilpatrick, the Director of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute and the Centre for Neuroscience Research.

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study.

Materials scientist Prof David Sholl explains how new hi-tech metal hydrides and metal-organic frameworks can be used to increase the efficiency of nuclear power stations and  to capture carbon dioxide emissions in coal-fired power plants. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

The world’s major complex challenges such as climate change and natural disasters will be the focus of a new, collaborative centre co-funded by the European Commission and based at the University of Melbourne.