The University of Melbourne was established in 1853 in Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Today the University of Melbourne has over 36,600 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The university's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Biotechnology are regarded highly among world-wide universities. The University of Melbourne is ranked in the very top 100 of world-wide universities for its academic programs and is noted for its numerous Rhodes Scholars and a recent Nobel Prize recipient.
Chemical weapon in spider silk repels ant attack: study
Researchers have shown for the first time how Golden orb web spiders (Nephila antipodiana) add a chemical to their web silk to repel invading ants.
Salty water and gas sucked into Earth interior helps unravel planetary evolution
An international team of scientists has provided new insights into the processes behind the evolution of the planet by demonstrating how salty water and gases transfer from the atmosphere into the Earths interior.
Better brain wiring linked to family genes
(PhysOrg.com) -- How well our brain functions is largely based on our familys genetic makeup, according to a University of Melbourne led study.
Self-segregation of races in public areas
English-speaking white people are more likely to 'self-segregate' or 'stick together', new research has found.
Earthshine reflects Earth's oceans and continents from the dark side of the moon
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, ...
Quantum sensor tracked in human cells could aid drug discovery
(PhysOrg.com) -- Groundbreaking research has shown a quantum atom has been tracked inside a living human cell and may lead to improvements in the testing and development of new drugs.
Cold electrons to aid better design of drugs and materials
A new source of very cold electrons will improve the quality and speed of nanoimaging for drug and materials development to a trillionth of a second.
Most Australian workers lack faith in their boss
Australian workers believe their workplaces suffer from poor leadership and need better management, according to a survey into workplace management by the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne.
Plants help lower temperatures
(Phys.org)—As Melbourne swelters through another heat wave, scientists are using thermal imaging to work out how plants can be used to reduce the severe temperatures in our cities.
Brain gene makes a female develop as a male
Australian scientists have discovered that changes to a gene involved in brain development can lead to testis formation and male genitalia in an otherwise female embryo.