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Genetics of autism and gut changes the focus of new research & industry partnership

21st July 2016 University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to explore the genetics underlying the relationship between autism and changes to the gut. University of Melbourne researchers have teamed up with industry to explore the…

AIDS 2016 Durban: HIV cure hope of Nobel prize winner Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Australia’s Sharon Lewin

21st July 2016 If YOU had been responsible for discovering why otherwise healthy people, in the prime of their lives, were dropping dead, you might be a little bit pleased with yourself. Not so for Francoise Barre-Sinoussi. “It…

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer’s disease clues long before symptoms show

21st July 2016 Scientists are close to developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms appear.La Trobe University researchers have identified abnormalities in the blood linked to the degenerative condition, which affects more than 350,000…

Melbourne And Boston Strike New Health Agreements

Premier Daniel Andrews today visited the Boston Children’s Hospital as part of his official US visit, announcing a new partnership with Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.As two of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, the Boston and Royal…

Medical researchers warn Australia will lose scientists if funding is not boosted

The society representing Australian medical researchers says the country is at risk of losing high-value scientists to overseas research organisations unless funding for the sector is further increased.In 2015, 13.73 per cent of grant applications to the Federal Government’s National…

Robotic arm that could give amputees the sensation of touch being tested in Melbourne

A robotic arm that could result in amputees regaining their sense of touch and increased movement is the latest breakthrough for Melbourne researchers trying to develop prosthetic limbs that work “like normal”. Key points: Scientists want to send…

April 2016 – Federal Budget: Scientists Push for More Research Funding

Dr Krystal Evans – CEO, BioMelbourne Network comments in Sydney Morning Herald article: The May budget is shaping as a crucial test of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation credentials, with leading Australian scientists urging his government to move beyond slogans and invest in long-term…

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