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The service and application of broadband technologies in Victoria will be strengthened thanks to a collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) and Huawei- a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world.

The Nintendo Wii Balance Board could be a far cheaper alternative than professional diagnostic tests for clinicians to prevent falls in the elderly and those with neurological conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease, a new study reveals.

A report from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education has warned that teasing can potentially cause children long-term damage, and calls for greater awareness of its negative impact.

Professor Gareth Evans, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, former Australian Foreign Minister and recently-retired President and CEO of the International Crisis Group has been awarded the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute's Freedom from Fear Medal.

Prominent international psychiatrist and neuropathologist Professor Ian Everall has been appointed as the new Cato Chair and Head of the University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry based at Melbourne Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Researchers are a step closer to developing new antimalarial drugs after discovering the normal function of a set of proteins related to the malaria parasite protein, which causes resistance to the front-line drug chloroquine. The findings also provide a novel tool for studying the malarial chloroquine-resistance factor.

The University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) today announced its membership in a new research consortium - the Green Touch™ Initiative - which brings together leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry players and researchers to fundamentally re-invent the network and reduce ICT energy consumption up to a factor of 1000.

Eating your way to better mental health
Women who eat a healthy diet may reduce their risk of developing anxiety and depression according to new research led by the University of Melbourne.

Head of Performing Arts and former Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Professor Kristy Edmunds, has been appointed as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM),- in the University of Melbourne. She will take up the appointment  from 1 January  2010 while continuing to lead the School of Performing Arts.

An Australian study into the effectiveness of a H1N1 swine flu vaccine has revealed a single dose produces an excellent response against the virus in most children.