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The University of Melbourne is one of four teams worldwide awarded a share of more than US$100 million in funding from the US Government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in what may be one of the largest-ever research efforts aimed at improving human reasoning.

 Daily life for blind and vision-impaired people will be dramatically improved following the development by University of Melbourne researchers of a prototype of an electronic device to help them avoid non-protruding obstacles.

The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance. 

A promising strain of bacteria that stops dengue transmission in mosquitoes struggles to survive hot conditions, new research from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

The rare and mysterious night parrot, a plump green and gold bird, is adapted to life in the harsh arid zone, but when does it need a drink?

A University of Melbourne researcher has been recognised for her work on drug-resistant strains of typhoid and dysentery, which are spreading through developing countries and making a comeback in developed countries via international travellers. 

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have conducted the first in-depth analysis of the Airbnb property market in Melbourne, showing the number of monthly bookings has rocketed by 600 percent in the last two years. 

A joint research program between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia basin, a national priority for Iran.

Scientists are getting closer to being able to predict an individual’s genetic risk of heart disease, paving the way for earlier intervention and lifestyle changes. 

In what may be good news for Australian biosecurity, when invading plant species mate with other plants, they don’t always produce a new ‘superspecies’.

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