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A University of Melbourne-led research team has cracked the riddle of how flu-killing immunity cells memorise distinct strains of influenza, which could lead to novel cellular memory-implant technologies resulting in a one-shot flu jab for life.

As part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE Festival, David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne, and Ruth Fincher AM, Professor of Geography at the University of Melbourne, will be leading ‘Baby it’s hot outside!’, a sell-out, interactive event set in the future when the effects of climate change are dramatic.

After its hottest year on record in 2014, England is likely to experience even more record-breaking warm years as a result of human-induced climate change. 

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have launched Choose Maths, a five-year national program that will turn around public perception of mathematics and statistics as a career choice for girls and young women.

An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical research and testing.

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genetic code of Toxocara canis, a roundworm that causes disease in humans and animals, which paves the way for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests.

Human gut bacteria that feast on the yeast contained in fermented foods like bread and beer provides clues to new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases. 

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics have significantly advanced understanding of a virus that kills up to half a million children each year.

By mimicking the red and green colours of falling leaves, Bornean lizards avoid falling prey to birds whilst gliding, new research has found.

There is evidence that human-induced climate change has played a significant role in Europe’s hottest year on record. 

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