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In a first for Victoria, the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature has been established at the University of Melbourne to advance the teaching, understanding and public appreciation of Australian literature.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that social media can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

The University of Melbourne has offered more than 7500 students a place in an undergraduate course for 2015.

New and improved solar panels could result from the discovery of a new liquid crystal material, making printable organic solar cells better performing. 

Human gut bacteria that feast on the yeast contained in fermented foods like bread and beer provides clues to new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases. 

Professor Graeme Clark AC from the University of Melbourne is the first Australian to receive the US Russ Prize for an outstanding achievement in bioengineering innovation that is in widespread use to improve health and well-being: the cochlear implant.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics have significantly advanced understanding of a virus that kills up to half a million children each year.

By mimicking the red and green colours of falling leaves, Bornean lizards avoid falling prey to birds whilst gliding, new research has found.

Potential new treatments for cancers such as leukaemia are a step closer as young researchers are awarded the 2014 Picchi Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research.

Australians are living longer than they did in 1990 but some conditions, particularly chronic kidney disease and Alzheimer's disease are on the rise, according to a new analysis of trend data from 188 countries.

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