University of Melbourne

New venture explores frontiers of personalized medicine

Pharmaceuticals that seek out cancerous cells and deliver treatments to them; imaging techniques that can help doctors detect diseases before the physical signs begin to appear; and medicines that are tailor-made for individual ...

Oct 26, 2010
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Baby boomers are reinventing retirement

(PhysOrg.com) -- The challenges faced by recent retirees are changing how we plan for and expect to experience retirement in the future, say the academics working on a new University of Melbourne study.

Oct 11, 2010
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Prohibition of cannabis counter-productive

Prohibition of cannabis in the United States may be counter-productive, with a new study showing that a period of increased law enforcement against the drug coincided with an increase in the number of young adult cannabis ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Early exposure could prevent egg allergy in babies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Parents who delay giving their babies allergenic foods could be doing more harm than good, with a new Australian study showing the rate of egg allergy significantly increases among toddlers who are introduced ...

Oct 04, 2010
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Printable solar cells within reach?

Victorian researchers have welcomed a $5 million grant from the State Government to help commercialise their revolutionary technology that uses printable light-sensitive ink to convert sunlight into energy, potentially opening ...

Sep 30, 2010
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How do we talk about our town?

University of Melbourne researchers have developed a mobile phone game that will help ensure computers better understand the way we talk about our towns.

Aug 16, 2010
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Scientists tap into Antarctic octopus venom

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have collected venom from octopuses in Antarctica for the first time, significantly advancing our understanding of the properties of venom as a potential resource for drug-development.

Jul 21, 2010
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