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An international team led by Australian researchers has studied the genetics of pancreatic cancer, revealing it is actually four separate diseases, with different genetic triggers and survival rates, paving the way for more accurate diagnoses and treatments.

At the University of Melbourne, a rare, eight-carat diamond has been smashed to smithereens in a bid to discover the secrets of its origin and a potential ‘mother lode’ of diamonds.

Has Australia’s climate always been so dry? Have the tropical reefs around Australia always been there? What will happen to Australia’s climate and reefs in the future?

If you’re tall, you’re also more likely to be slim, new genetic research has revealed.

Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath?

Melbourne summer temperatures have been steadily climbing over the past 25 years, but even more so during the two weeks of the Australian Open in late January, new data analysis reveals.

The globe’s forests have shrunk by three per cent since 1990 - an area equivalent to the size of South Africa – despite significant improvements in conservation over the past decade.

An international team of scientists have dated a species of fossil monkey found across the Caribbean to just over 1 million years old.

High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt stress, and may help breed future generations of more salt-tolerant crop plants.

Six of University of Melbourne’s leading medical researchers will take their work to the global stage, sharing in $3 million NHMRC funding announced today.

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