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2009-01-27 10:29:00

Ecologists have developed a new model to predict the impact of climate change on the dengue fever-carrying mosquito Aedes aegypti in Australia – information that could help limit its spread.

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2008-11-25 11:44:04

"Increased services like Video on Demand will put pressure on the system and create an energy bottleneck," said Dr Kerry Hinton of the University's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the ARC Special Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN).

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2008-11-10 10:32:03

Ninety years after Australian scientists began their race to stop the spread of Spanish flu in Australia, University of Melbourne researchers are hoping records from the 1918 epidemic may hold the key to preventing future deadly pandemic outbreaks.

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2008-10-07 14:48:44

Australians with mental illness smoke at four times the rate of the general population, says a new study from the University of Melbourne.

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2008-10-02 11:20:30

A new study reveals that women who smoke are at greater risk of developing major depressive disorder. The study was published yesterday (October 1) in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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2008-09-05 13:25:00

Australian researchers and a pathology company have joined forces to develop a world-first computerized system which may reveal a way to predict premature birth with greater accuracy.

2008-08-22 09:00:31

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that University of Melbourne Student Dharvinder Bassi has been named Australia's "Master of the Mainframe" student contest winner after out-performing more than 450 other students across Australia.

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2008-07-15 09:34:42

Research published in Nature Genetics by a team of international scientists including the University of Melbourne, Department of Zoology, has established an identical mechanism of genetic imprinting, a process involved in marsupial and human fetal development, which evolved 150 million years ago.

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2008-06-18 09:20:00

Scientists from CSIRO and the University of Melbourne in Australia, and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, are on the brink of a discovery which will facilitate the development of new, safe, more sustainable ways of controlling the world’s worst agricultural insect pest – the moth, Helicoverpa armigera.

2008-06-17 03:00:15

By Saey, Tina Hesman Tasmanian tiger DNA turns on gene in mouse Tasmanian tigers are back. Sort of. A small bit of the extinct marsupial's DNA is alive and well in the cells of some genetically engineered mice. Researchers have produced proteins from mammoth and Neandertal genes in cells.


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