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A form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy. Five per cent of children became seizure-free.

Students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital and conduct health checks for children and their parents at Derrimut Primary School on Friday 26 May as part of the Building Healthy Communities in Melbourne’s West project.

Law students will compete in the 2017 ‘Law Apps Bake Off’ on Thursday 25 May at Melbourne Law School. Over the course of a semester, the students have worked in the Law Apps course with non-profit legal-service organisations to create applications that help Australian citizens address legal challenges.

The University of Melbourne has started a global search for its next Vice-Chancellor after Professor Glyn Davis elected not to renew his contract beyond the end of 2018. 

Musical theatre writers and composers will have a career-making opportunity to present their work at the ASCAP Musical Theatre workshop which includes an expert panel led by Broadway and Disney composer Stephen Schwartz, best known for composing Wicked.

An exhibition giving voice to sexual assault survivors will be launched with new research on better integrating Victoria’s sexual assault and mental health services.

Three University of Melbourne scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, a rare honour, for their outstanding contributions to science.

Families from Wodonga will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Sunday 28 May.

Families from Shepparton will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 26 May.

The University of Melbourne welcomes Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement today of the details of the first round of funding under the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). 

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