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A smartphone app will target taxi drivers’ ‘downtime’ waiting for their next passenger, to support them with tools and messages to improve their health.

 

The University of Melbourne is one of four teams worldwide awarded a share of more than US$100 million in funding from the US Government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in what may be one of the largest-ever research efforts aimed at improving human reasoning.

Shimmerlands, a two-month festival of music, cinema, food and social activities starts today at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus.

Community members trained as coaches will work with people affected by South Australia’s catastrophic 2015 Pinery bushfire, in a pilot study to test an emotional recovery program for trauma survivors. 

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal.

University of Melbourne student Sander Bredal was chosen from Victoria’s 175,000 international students as the International Student of the Year – Higher Education at the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards held last night at Government House.

Utopian Appetites, the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, will be held over 4 days in December at the University of Melbourne and William Angliss Institute.

A bid to improve near-zero survival rates for pancreatic cancer will receive a boost with the creation of Australia’s first pancreatic cancer ‘organoids bank’, enabling researchers to bring down the time it takes to find individualised chemotherapy treatment within weeks rather than months.

Artists and scientists are invited to participate in Science Gallery Melbourne's innaugural exhibition, co-programmed with Science Gallery London.

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