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.
Scientists crack the spiders' web code
(PhysOrg.com) -- Decorative white silk crosses are an ingenious tactic used by orb-weaving spiders to protect their webs from damage, a new study from the University of Melbourne has revealed.
Birds reduce their heating bills in cold climates
The evolution of bird bills is related to climate according to latest research by the University of Melbourne, Australia and Brock University, Canada.
Malaria parasite goes bananas before sex: new study
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Melbourne shows how the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) changes into a banana shape before sexual reproduction, a finding that could provide targets for vaccine ...
Policies using carbon capture and storage in soil are impractical and costly say experts
(Phys.org) —Although recommended in the Coalition's Direct Action Plan and the Carbon Farming Initiative, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by increasing carbon storage in Australian agricultural soils is not likely to ...
Ant colonies remember rivals' odor and compete like sports fans
A new study led by the University of Melbourne has shown that weaver ants share a collective memory for the odour of ants in rival nests, and use the information to identify them and compete, similar to how sports fans know ...
Genetic code cracked for a devastating blood parasite
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have cracked the genetic code and predicted some high priority drug targets for the blood parasite Schistosoma haematobium, which is linked to bladder cancer and HIV/ AIDS and causes the insidious ...
Australia placed to be world water leader
Improved water productivity and increased export incomes are at the heart of a new National water management blueprint launched at the University of Melbourne today.
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.