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University of Melbourne researchers have made a significant contribution to an international study which has found two new genetic regions of the genome that can alter a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability for Victoria, Dr Ian McPhail will speak at the University of Melbourne on the steps needed to implement recommendations from the State of the Environment report.

A simple and cheap nutrition supplement has reduced falls among the elderly living in Victorian aged care hostels according to a new Australian study.

Legalising same-sex marriage in the US may be a civil rights victory, but it’s not the fix for what’s wrong with the law of families, according to a leading international family law expert.

Researchers have identified a gene from barley which is required for the production of the complex carbohydrate beta glucan.

Personal insolvency rates in Australia, including bankruptcy, have increased 261% over the past 18 years and, increasingly, it is the middle class that is most affected, according to an Australian first study completed at the Melbourne Law School.

To examine the importance of data as the basis of news stories, the University of Melbourne will host a panel discussion with some of Australia’s leading journalists. Using their own experiences, journalists will discuss the process of analyzing and presenting data when covering topics such as medical and social research and opinion polls.

THE global economic crisis could increase the gap between the world’s sick and healthy warns Professor Rob Moodie, Chair of Global Health for the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Jeff Borland from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce has been named as the next Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University, USA.

Do you have a passion for animals? Interested in finding out what it's like to be a veterinarian? Would you like to go behind-the-scenes at a working vet hospital? The University of Melbourne's Veterinary Science Open Day is an opportunity for future students, pet owners and the community to visit the state-of-the-art Veterinary Clinic and Hospital.