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Imagine a robot that can mimic human gestures or a disposable device that reminds you to re-position your spine. These are just some of the projects being developed by final-year students from the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne for the Endeavour Design Expo.

University of Melbourne Electrical & Electronic Engineering PhD student Desmond (Ke) Wang has been awarded the coveted 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars Award.

Research from the University of Melbourne that could revolutionise the design of modern vaccines, improve outcomes for people suffering inflammatory bowel disease and infection and deliver new drugs to patients more safely, have been recognised at the 2013 Eureka Science awards.

A case study presented by health and legal experts from the University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania revealed an example of life insurance companies discriminating due to genetic test results for cancer pre-disposition.

Asthma sufferers frequently exposed to heavy traffic pollution or smoke from wood fire heaters, experienced a significant worsening of symptoms, a new University of Melbourne led study has found.

A new project that will help urban planners and decision makers to shape transport, health policy, housing and employment to improve the liveability of Melbourne was launched at the University of Melbourne.  

Professor Iven Mareels Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne, has been named a "Commander in the Order of the Crown" of Belgium for meritorious services in engineering and science.

University of Melbourne researchers have developed an efficient system to coat tiny objects, such as bacterial cells, with thin films that assemble themselves which could have important implications for drug delivery as well as biomedical and environmental applications.

A search engine for finding bargains, wheelchair mounted robot arms for people with quadriplegia and an electronic portable device that allows easy matching of paint colours, are just some of the projects that are being translated from ideas to reality through a new entrepreneurial program at the University of Melbourne.

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded $14.1 million to assist with a range of projects in collaboration with industry partners. These range from next generation technologies to monitor microorganisms in Melbourne’s water catchments, developing interventions for family violence and improving cochlear implants.

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