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Wollemi Pines are one of the oldest and rarest plants on earth — they are also currently the focus of a large amount of acadmeic research.Scientists are trying to determine how best to protect and conserve this endangered native species, which once may have been food for dinosaurs.

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been recognised with a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

The Federal Government has announced it will release an allocation of 10 gigalitres for sale to farmers along the Murray-Darling river system.

New research has solved a mystery as to why some birds choose not to reproduce, and instead help to guard the nests of their close relatives. This occurs in about nine percent of all bird species.

The University of Melbourne will lead the establishment of a new $20M ARC Centre of Excellence, which will create innovative mathematical and statistical models for analysing big data sets.

The University of Melbourne Veterinary clinic is calling for dogs that have drug resistant epilepsy for a new treatment trial. 

Racehorse welfare is set to improve with the announcement of new funding to the University of Melbourne to reduce the frequency of joint injuries.

Microsoft and the University of Melbourne are partnering with the State Government of Victoria to open a major research centre dedicated to new social interactive technologies

As the Burnley Gardens turn 150, the University of Melbourne, School of Land and Environment has launched a new Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture, which will start taking enrolments in the first semester of 2014.

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