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Planet Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought and estimates are converging, according to research by Griffith University and the University of Melbourne.

California is looking to Melbourne for solutions to prolonged drought, after researchers find strategies implemented during the 2010 drought were successful. 

Research findings published recently in Nature and revealing new insights into the genetic mechanisms ovarian cancer employs to evade chemotherapy drugs, have opened up the potential for the development of new treatments for women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HSC). 

Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars, a new University of Melbourne study has revealed. And those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely to remain in the community, the research found. 

Victoria will host a state-of-the-art bioinformatics resource hub following a joint agreement between the University of Melbourne and EMBL Australia, through funding from Bioplatforms Australia.

Doctors in Victoria and New South Wales are more likely to immediately refer people with possible cancer for tests or to a specialist than those in comparable countries, new research published in BMJ Open has revealed.

According to a longitudinal study following more than 1,000 homeless Australians and those at risk of homelessness, 42 percent of people released from prison, juvenile detention or remand in the past 6 months were found to be homeless.

An ambitious venture to transform Australian industry has been announced by the Hon Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry and Science. The new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) is designed to accelerate Australia’s transition into high value, knowledge-based manufacturing and brings together a powerful coalition of businesses and researchers.

Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting.

The University of Melbourne has been awarded $4,000,000 to establish The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing that will advance and transform the building industry in Australia.

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