University of Melbourne

Who owns our blood?

The absence of specific laws which define the ownership, storage and use of blood drops taken from every Australian baby since 1971 could threaten public trust in newborn screening (NBS) programs in Australia, a University ...

Mar 21, 2011
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Weeds and the Murray

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study has revealed that human-induced changes in the flow of the Murray River has led to mass weed invasion and reduced biodiversity in wetlands along the riverbank, highlighting the need for a review ...

Feb 15, 2011
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Arthritis, body ache problems during flood clean up

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating floods, physiotherapists at the University of Melbourne have warned people of the risk of aggravating arthritis and causing their bodies’ physical strain as they work ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Sex of baby shouldn't be chosen, study finds

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found.

Dec 22, 2010
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New risk factor for developing breast cancer

An Australian research team from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland has identified a new risk factor for developing breast cancer. This has been published online ...

Nov 10, 2010
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Modern society made up of all types

Modern society has an intense interest in classifying people into ‘types’, according to a University of Melbourne Cultural Historian, leading to potentially catastrophic life-changing outcomes for those typed – ...

Nov 04, 2010
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