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An Australian first study will test live online rehabilitation with video gaming to give spinal cord injury patients the hope of regaining the movement of their hands.

World leading reproduction expert Professor Roger Short, of the University of Melbourne, says Australia’s population growth is out of control increasing the rate of global warming. Professor Short presents at Home Grown Remedies for Global Ills as part of the University of Melbourne's Festival of Ideas.
Fellow presenter Professor Rob Moodie, says Australians need to start their own internal carbon trading scheme by “getting out of the car and off the couch at every opportunity”.
 

Australia’s highest achieving graduates will train as teachers while working in some of the country’s most disadvantaged schools, through a new program delivered by the University of Melbourne.

Melbourne suburb design is in need of a rethink according to Professor Philip Goad from the Melbourne School of Design.

Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty has warned doing nothing on climate change is a dangerous experiment that Australia can not afford to be part of.

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.

Fixing the planning system in Victoria requires more than “discussion”, says Dr Carolyn Whitzman.

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.

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