Australian and New Zealand researchers have accelerated research into Multiple Sclerosis by discovering two new locations of genes which will help to unravel the causes of MS and other autoimmune disease. Their findings were published today in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics.
With climate change projections indicating extreme weather events will become more frequent and occur with greater intensity, researchers are using the wine industry as a model to examine potential adaptation strategies for food production more generally and are highlighting potential adaptive management strategies.
Staff and alumni from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary Science were recognised at the recent Australian Veterinary Association's awards ceremony at its annual conference in May. Twenty-three awards were presented across a number of areas, with almost half of those awards presented to current or former staff or graduates of the Faculty.
Measuring the size and age of the universe has won University of Melbourne Professor Jeremy Mould and his international colleagues the prestigious 2009 Gruber Prize for Cosmology, announced by the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation overnight in the United States.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.