Australian scientists have identified the behaviour of the mutant protein ‘huntingtin’ which leads to the fatal Huntington’s disease providing potential targets to treat the disease, a University of Melbourne study reveals.
A new Centre for Music, Mind and Wellbeing at the University of Melbourne will be launched by Australian of the Year and Director of the Orygen Youth Mental Health Centre, Professor Patrick McGorry, tomorrow, 22 July at 8pm.
Australian researchers have begun clinical trials of a new vaccine to protect newborn infants against rotavirus, a life-threatening diarrhoeal disease that kills half a million children worldwide each year.
Federal Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts Peter Garrett will give the keynote address at a conference on the Australian art industry, and the recent implementation of the Resale Royalty Legislation, at the University of Melbourne tomorrow, 10am Thursday 15 July.
The English language proficiency of non English-as-a-first-language immigrants, the role of language assessment in school education reform, and the increased use of on-line English language testing will be reviewed at a symposium at the University of Melbourne on July 15 & 16.
As the Federal Government formulates its climate policy, a new analysis released today, shows that political and social will, rather than technical feasibility and cost, are the key obstacles standing in the way of a 100 per cent renewable, zero emissions electricity supply system being implemented in Australia.
Australia could soon benefit from highly sensitive coloured x-ray imaging and powerful new tools to reveal the structure of materials in unprecedented detail and provide major advances in medicine and technology.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.