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Understanding how kangaroos repair their DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer in the future, according to new research by Dr Linda Feketeová and Dr Uta Wille from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology at The University of Melbourne. 

Six outstanding students from the University of Melbourne have been awarded with international scholarships under the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Awards, the most of any Australian institution.

The University of Melbourne has come out on top in at an Oxford v Cambridge style showdown at  this afternoon’s  51st Head of the Yarra.

A focus on early intervention and ensuring adequate case workers are available would be the most effective response to this week’s Ombudsmen Victoria’s report into child protection services says Professor Cathy Humphreys.

A major report investigating Victorian children’s perspective on the experience of homelessness, recommends no moves and no evictions to reduce the problem of childhood homelessness.

Hostile work environments, cost cutting and job changes are the key causes of increased stress in aged care workers, a University of Melbourne study has found. 

The State Government will need to rethink its policy on meeting urban demand as the city reaches five million people, urban management expert Professor Nicholas Low warns.

The University of Sydney has challenged the University of Melbourne’s crown at this year’s Head of the Yarra in a university showdown at the nation’s rowing classic being held this year on Saturday 28 November.

Scientists have identified the evolution of venom proteins in lizards such as the Gila Monster, a discovery which could help provide clues to future drug development. The new study reveals extraordinary genetic rearrangements which have produced novel toxins in the Gila Monster and Beaded Lizard venoms. 

Chair of Opera Australia and former Telstra CEO, Dr Ziggy Switkowski has agreed to be the independent chair of an open and extensive consultation and review of the Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM) at the University of Melbourne.