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.
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.
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.
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.