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Leading Australian researchers have welcomed an announcement today by the Australian Government of $42M in funding for the development of a bionic eye capable of restoring vision to the blind.

Victorian researchers have warned that plans to extend Melbourne’s urban growth boundary could destroy important conservation areas.

A total of 26 outstanding VCE students, all with ENTER scores of 99.9 and above have accepted Melbourne National Scholarships to study at the University of Melbourne in 2010.

Thousands of pairs of female twins are needed for a world-first cervical cancer study.
More than 7000 pairs of female twins from around Australia are needed to help explore the link between cervical cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Australia has been praised for its commitment to green education in a report presented in Copenhagen today (Friday 11 Dec).

An international agreement to develop and commercialise the world’s first vaccine to prevent and treat severe gum disease periodontitis, has been announced today.

Eight University of Melbourne students will be part of history this month as they take part in a global debate around the COP15 United Nations Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.

Some of Victoria’s highest achieving year 12 students will gather at the University of Melbourne on Monday, December 14, after being awarded National Scholarships to study at the University.

As the 2009 United Nations Climate Change conference gets underway in Copenhagen, see below a list of University of Melbourne experts who can comment on the issues being discussed.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are calling on the general public to help survey Melbourne’s microbat population to help identify the best habitats for bat conservation. Members who volunteer will join Earthwatch volunteers to understand more about microbats’ behaviour by becoming field research assistants.