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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.

Only 20 per cent of parents of children with lower urgency conditions use the Nurse on Call service prior to visiting a hospital Emergency Department (ED), new research has shown.

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.

The eyesight of more than 32,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people would be saved if the Government invested just $227 million over 10 years, a new report has found.

University of Melbourne congratulates staff recognised by the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – also known as the ‘Oscars of Australian Science’- awarded to researchers, leaders and communicators breaking new ground in their fields and inspiring those around them to follow suit.

One of Australia’s greatest private collections of Medieval and Renaissance art, including the famous Rothschild Prayer Book, will be on display at The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne from 28 August.

A world-first study of deaf primary school students has revealed children with double cochlear implants performed much better on exams than children with only one.

 

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between16 and 25 is cost-effective and can prevent harm to babies, a University of Melbourne study has found.

Three leading experts have been appointed by the VCCC Alliance to oversee and enhance research programs at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

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