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Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a way to radically miniaturise a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine using atomic-scale quantum computer technology.

In a world first, University of Melbourne researchers along with international collaborators have used Functional Magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain function to help better understand the affects of repressed stressful memories.

The 2013 Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation have been awarded to University of Melbourne Physicist Professor Lloyd Hollenberg (Physical Sciences) and Professor Alan Cowman (Life Sciences) from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne's Department of Medical Biology.