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Researchers have identified a gene from barley which is required for the production of the complex carbohydrate beta glucan.

Personal insolvency rates in Australia, including bankruptcy, have increased 261% over the past 18 years and, increasingly, it is the middle class that is most affected, according to an Australian first study completed at the Melbourne Law School.

To examine the importance of data as the basis of news stories, the University of Melbourne will host a panel discussion with some of Australia’s leading journalists. Using their own experiences, journalists will discuss the process of analyzing and presenting data when covering topics such as medical and social research and opinion polls.

THE global economic crisis could increase the gap between the world’s sick and healthy warns Professor Rob Moodie, Chair of Global Health for the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Jeff Borland from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce has been named as the next Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University, USA.

Do you have a passion for animals? Interested in finding out what it's like to be a veterinarian? Would you like to go behind-the-scenes at a working vet hospital? The University of Melbourne's Veterinary Science Open Day is an opportunity for future students, pet owners and the community to visit the state-of-the-art Veterinary Clinic and Hospital.

Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, will give a keynote address to senior staff from leading Pacific Rim universities at the University of Melbourne this week.

The University of Melbourne’s own Santa Claus will lose his locks for charity at 1pm today.

RESTORING human vision, reducing carbon emissions, fitter gamers and fire regeneration for grapevines will be addressed by four University of Melbourne researchers named as winners of this year’s Australian Fulbright Scholarship.

The profound ways that Sigmund Freud’s theories of the human psyche have shaped contemporary ideas about psychology and culture will be explored in a presentation at the University of Melbourne today Thursday, 12 March at 6pm, as part of the ‘Key Thinkers’ lecture series.