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Reducing junk food advertising for kids and increasing alcohol taxes are among more than 400 suggested answers to this question; received in response to the Preventative Health Taskforce’s discussion paper, Australia: the healthiest country by 2020.
 

Outrage and accusations of political correctness by politicians and some sections of the media in response to the Government’s Draft Early Years Framework are misguided, and deny the science of early childhood development, according to University of Melbourne Chair of Early Childhood Education and Care, Professor Collette Tayler.

The Royal Society of Victoria will host a symposium at the University of Melbourne to highlight the contribution of Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC to science, higher education and public policy.

Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. The work indicates that they all share a common, ancient venomous ancestor and highlights new avenues for drug discovery.

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have discovered the local action of immune cells in the skin, which could improve treatment of viral skin infections.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth’s land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine.

Surfing the net at work for pleasure actually increases our concentration levels and helps make a more productive workforce, according to a new University of Melbourne study.

A living green roof is providing a spectacular feature at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS). Designed and built by a team from the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus, the display highlights the benefits of green roofs which include aesthetically pleasing cityscapes, longer roof life, significantly reduced building energy use and a reduction of the urban heat island effect.

Scientists have severely underestimated the impact of climate change and politicians can no longer afford to delay action, University of Melbourne climate change expert Professor David Karoly has warned.

One of Australia’s leading supporters of cultural and social causes – Dame Elisabeth Murdoch - is to be honoured at the University of Melbourne this Monday, 30 March at 4pm in the Woodward Conference Centre, top floor, Melbourne Law School.

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