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Professor Pestell, Principal, Delaware Valley Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and Professor of the Thomas Jefferson University says “The establishment of National Cancer Institutes in the US since the 1970s have significantly increased survivorship of cancer and reduced cancer deaths.”

Journalism conference to explore globalisation of mediaThe intersection of national and transnational news reporting in the new media environment will be a major focus of a journalism conference at the University of Melbourne on July 16 and 17.

Professor Pat Anderson, co-author of the Little Children Are Sacred report about child abuse in the NT delivered the annual Social Justice Lecture at the University of Melbourne recently.  On the second anniversary of the so-called "Intervention", she says governments have not acted on any of the recommendations from the report.

Last week, New York became the first state in America to allow scientists to pay women for donating their eggs for use in stem cell research, triggering further ethical debate.

With growing concern about violence and insecurity in homes and public spaces, improved local government based violence prevention plans are more in need than ever before, according to the final results from a new University of Melbourne study.

More than 50 of the brightest young minds in science will spend six days in Melbourne this week at the Youth ANZAAS 2009 conference. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 from Australia and New Zealand will experience the workings of leading scientific establishments.

Malcolm Bilson to present Masterclass, recital and lectureOn the weekend of July 18 and 19, Professor Malcolm Bilson - renowned period-instrument performer and Emeritus Professor at Cornell University - will present a Masterclass, a fortepiano recital and a public lecture in Melbourne as a guest of the School of Music (Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne), and the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association.

Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist.

A drug banned in Australian horse racing significantly reduces the risk of bleeding in to the lungs in thoroughbreds during racing, a groundbreaking study has found.

An Australian first study will test whether physical activity can improve the memory and wellbeing of sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

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