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New thinking about how we perceive shapes, lines and movement suggests this information is first deciphered in the retina of the eye, rather than within the brain’s visual cortex as previously thought.

Australian researchers funded by the National Heart Foundation are a step closer to a safer and more effective way to treat heart attack and stroke via nanotechnology.

As part of the 2015 Mimir Chamber Music Festival at the University of Melbourne, the newly appointed Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Frank Huang, will be at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) for a week of public performances and masterclasses.

More than 70 per cent of all lower-urgency visits to Emergency Departments at Victorian hospitals between 2002 and 2013 could have been appropriately treated at GP clinics, new research has found – with the number increasing to 90 per cent among children aged 0-4 years.

Gumatj leader and Yothu Yindi Foundation chairman Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Melbourne during a special ceremony in northeast Arnhem Land.

Mark Stevenson, Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the Melbourne School of Design, has been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant of $530,000 to study young drivers aged 18-25 across Victoria in a program set to revolutionise the car insurance industry in Australia.

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? The answers lie deep under the ocean, five million years in the past.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that a protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease also has properties that could be helpful for human health.

A new report card for global aid reveals Australians are an altruistic bunch, saving the lives of 230,000 children since the year 2000.

From 2016, students enrolled in the new Bachelor of Music programme at the University of Melbourne will have the choice to specialise in any discipline, including: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Jazz and Improvisation, or Interactive Composition.

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