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.
Insect and river health improves after tobacco agriculture removed
(Phys.org) —New research has linked deformed insects to pesticide pollution from intensive tobacco cultivation around the Oven's River in Victoria, and found once the industry ceased operating the river's health improved.
Promiscuous squid fatigued after mating: study
(Phys.org) -- In order to pass on their genes, southern dumpling squid engage in up to three hours of mating with each partner, but University of Melbourne researchers have found that this results in a reduced ability to ...
'Dinosaur bends' caused by prolonged diving
(Phys.org) -- A recent study identified bone deformities on the fossilized remains of Ichthyosarians, which were giant dolphin-like reptiles that first appeared about 245 million years ago.
Bird color variations speed up evolution: research
Researchers have found that bird species with multiple plumage colour forms within in the same population, evolve into new species faster than those with only one colour form, confirming a 60 year-old evolution theory.
Survival of wildlife species depends on its neighbour's genes
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Melbourne have collected critical insights into wildlife species' survival that could help future conservation efforts globally.
Indigenous sign languages protected in online dictionary
A University of Melbourne researcher has helped develop the first online dictionary of sign languages used by Indigenous communities across central Australia.
Payday lenders target the financially vulnerable
Payday lenders are targeting cash-strapped residents of poorer suburbs, a University of Melbourne study has determined.
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 ...