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The University of Melbourne has welcomed today’s announcement of a new $18 million (USD) investment in Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), the commercialisation company of the former Bionic Vision Australia (BVA).

Researchers and clinicians are calling on the mining industry and governments to create better regulations in the interest of the health of coal miners. 

A Melbourne research team has successfully transplanted stem cells into the muscles of the bowel, offering hope of one day restoring bowel function in children with severe and distressing gut disorders, such as Hirschsprung’s Disease, for which there are few current effective treatments.

The first new report in a quarter of a century on death by snake bite in Australia has revealed most victims are male, bitten in the warmer months of the year, more than half of the bites occurring in or near home.

Men who strongly identify as self-reliant are much more likely to have thoughts about suicide and self-harm than other men, research has found.

A shortage of Australian doctors in rural communities continues to be a serious problem.  But in a new paper, researchers at the University of Melbourne and Monash University have recommended several key steps to reduce the persistent reliance of regional centres and small towns on international medical graduates.

The international classification system for epilepsy has been overhauled for the first time in nearly three decades, with some seizure types gaining formal recognition, far better information on causes, and greater recognition that epilepsy may be associated with other disorders. 

Giving primary health care nurses a greater role in managing Type 2 Diabetes can significantly reduce delays in starting insulin treatment, a team of researchers led by the University of Melbourne has found. 

Professor Michael Parker has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Melbourne’s Bio 21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute. 

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme announced today by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham

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