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Students poised for success with 2021 study offers
The University’s Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce are the most popular courses in Victoria according to Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) figures released today.
Study explores the reasons why some women use force
In the context of family relationships, women who use force generally do so because they want power rather than because they have power, according to new research.
Frozen egg wastage prompts calls for women to donate unused eggs
As more women postpone childbearing for social reasons and freeze their eggs, new research reveals that most don’t end up using them, leading to wastage.
Tasmanian tiger pups found to be extraordinarily similar to wolf pups
Micro-CT scanning and digital reconstructions have been used to compare the skulls of the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) and wolf across their early development and into adulthood, establishing that not only did the thylacine resemble the wolf as adults, but also as newborns and juveniles.
Genomes reveal insights into much-loved Aussie animals
The genomes of egg-laying monotreme mammals, platypus and echidna, have been published in the prestigious journal Nature, providing a valuable public resource for research in mammalian biology and evolution, with applications for their conservation and health.
GPS data could help map COVID-19 transmission risk
Human mobility data gathered from de-identified mobile devices could help map coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission and support contact tracing efforts, according to new research.
A year like no other: Top VCE students awarded scholarship
After a tumultuous year, where Victorian Year 12 students spent nearly two terms away from the classroom, today many of Victoria’s highest-achieving students were offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship to study at the University of Melbourne next year.
New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionise screening
World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost.
NGV Triennial partnership brings interdisciplinary research to world of art
The University of Melbourne is once again supporting the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Triennial exhibition as research partner.