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The Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) and the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) announced today that they have established a state-of-the-art NovaSeq genome sequencing platform. Based at the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), this facility is primed to revolutionise the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare genetic disease through rapid and efficient genome analysis.

The University of Melbourne’s Professor Geoff McFadden has today been awarded a 2017 Australian Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Research investigating chewing gum to treat post-operative nausea was among projects recognised when Melbourne Medical School anaesthetists and trainees won prestigious Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) awards.  

A form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy. Five per cent of children became seizure-free.

Students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital and conduct health checks for children and their parents at Derrimut Primary School on Friday 26 May as part of the Building Healthy Communities in Melbourne’s West project.

An exhibition giving voice to sexual assault survivors will be launched with new research on better integrating Victoria’s sexual assault and mental health services.

The University of Melbourne welcomes Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement today of the details of the first round of funding under the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). 

Following a global competition, five leading researchers from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct have been awarded the prestigious title of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Research Scholar.

An outstanding industry leader with exceptional national and global experience in successfully propelling important biomedical discoveries out of the lab and into the market has been appointed inaugural CEO of BioCurate Pty Ltd. This AUD $80 million venture was launched last year by Monash University and the University of Melbourne and supported by the Victorian Government. The appointment is the result of an extensive international and national search.

The most common type of hypertension, which accounts for 95 per cent of people with high blood pressure, might one day be prevented with breathing exercises if caught early enough.

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