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30 November 2018

16 November 2018

Newton Prize winners from the UK and Chile are working on a project to strengthen power systems to withstand extreme weather and natural disasters.

The Newton Prize scientists will use new mathematical models to improve the resilience of power systems in Chile and other countries vulnerable to natural disasters.

The importance of improving power systems

25 October 2018

Victoria's Lead Scientist has announced the recipients of the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation, the Victoria Fellowships and the veski innovation fellowship at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 hosted by veski at Investment Centre Victoria.

25 October 2018

The recipient of the 2018 veski innovation fellowship was announced at a special awards ceremony hosted by veski at Investment Centre Victoria, in conjunction with the 2018 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and Victoria Fellowships on Tuesday, 23 October 2018.

2 October 2018

Australian researchers have uncovered clues in the immune system that reveal how the balance of 'good' gut bacteria is maintained. This information could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that the increased presence of a protein responsible for sensing infection -- called NLRP1 -- meant there were fewer good bacteria and anti-inflammatory molecules in the gut, leading to higher levels of inflammation and an increased risk of IBD.

1 October 2018

When it comes to health goals, fitness should be top of the list, according to health experts who say fitness has so many metabolic benefits that it counteracts some of the dangers of body fat.

It might seem counter intuitive to the anti-obesity and weight loss messages we hear so often, but experts are calling for a shift in focus towards more movement over restrictive dieting.

17 September 2018

15 September 2018

Melbourne researchers have shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.

The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – the most deadly form of the disease.

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