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The University of Melbourne has been ranked number one in Australia for the fifth year in a row in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

People make immediate judgments about images they are shown, which could impact on their decisions, even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information, a study of brainwaves led by The University Of Melbourne has found.

Acupuncture did not provide any benefit in patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe chronic knee pain, according to a new research study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Four new research studies suggest that Australia’s recent droughts and heat waves of record-breaking seasons of 2013 were virtually impossible without the influence of global warming. And at its most conservative, the evidence showed that the record hot year of 2013 was made 2000 times more likely by global warming.

The University of Melbourne will host the prestigious Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in October 2015, bringing senior university, government and industry leaders from around the world to Melbourne.

Designing zero-carbon cities, providing energy and food for a growing population, and preparing for natural and manmade disasters will be closely examined at a new University of Melbourne conference this week.

Five genes that have a role in either protecting or making people more susceptible to severe malaria have been identified in a new international study.

The University of Melbourne has partnered with the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and the University of Sydney in the launch of the inaugural Asian Exchange scholarship.

One of Australia’s most highly regarded environmental scientists, Professor Tim Flannery, will join the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute as a Professorial Fellow.

A child’s birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health conditions such as autism and schizophrenia later in life.

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