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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.

The University of Melbourne has appointed two senior staff to help lead the Faculty of the VCA and Music, following the University’s response last week to the Switkowski review.

The University of Melbourne has moved to secure the future of visual and performing arts programs at the University by endorsing the recommendations of a review of the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

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.

The only ‘espresso book machine’ in the southern hemisphere, able to print paperback books on-demand to store quality in under 10 minutes, has been launched at the University of Melbourne.