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The first clinical test of an Australian bionic eye is likely to take place within two years and be commercialised within five according to University of Melbourne researchers, thanks to a $50 million funding boost from the Federal Government.

Reducing junk food advertising for kids and increasing alcohol taxes are among more than 400 suggested answers to this question; received in response to the Preventative Health Taskforce’s discussion paper, Australia: the healthiest country by 2020.
 

Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. The work indicates that they all share a common, ancient venomous ancestor and highlights new avenues for drug discovery.

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have discovered the local action of immune cells in the skin, which could improve treatment of viral skin infections.

University of Melbourne researchers have made a significant contribution to an international study which has found two new genetic regions of the genome that can alter a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

A simple and cheap nutrition supplement has reduced falls among the elderly living in Victorian aged care hostels according to a new Australian study.

Researchers have identified a gene from barley which is required for the production of the complex carbohydrate beta glucan.

The profound ways that Sigmund Freud’s theories of the human psyche have shaped contemporary ideas about psychology and culture will be explored in a presentation at the University of Melbourne today Thursday, 12 March at 6pm, as part of the ‘Key Thinkers’ lecture series.

A vaccine to protect humans from a bird flu pandemic is within reach after a new discovery by researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Internationally renowned eating disorders expert Professor Daniel le Grange will argue that parents are not to blame for their children’s eating disorders, at the 75th Beattie Smith Lecture at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 3 March at 6.00pm.

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