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Dead Drunk: Lights Out In the Cross?

If you missed Associate Professor Peter Miller's appearance in the film Dead Drunk: Lights Out In the Cross, don't worry - it is available for viewing on ABC iview until Tuesday 29 April.

The film responds to current concerns about Australia's drinking and party culture and the propensity for young men and women for violence, an area that Peter has conducted much research into.

Filmed on a single Saturday night in Kings Cross, the film provides a snapshot of Kings Cross as the new lockout laws are implemented.

Peter also appeared on Dead Drunk: After Hours with Tom Tilley, ABC2's follow up live chat about the issues raised in the program.

Fighting cancer with Zebrafish

Alfred Deakin Research Fellow Dr Clifford Liongue is using the humble zebrafish to help in the fight against the blood cancer, lymphoma.

The zebrafish has been ideal for Dr Liongue who is examining the genetic underpinnings of lymphoma, with the aim of improving treatment, and perhaps getting closer to a cure.

Based in Deakinís School of Medicine at Waurn Ponds, Dr Liongue is researching the gene BCL6A and its interaction with the gene STAT5. During blood development, and in general immune function, both genes tightly regulate each other. Misregulation upsets the balance between the two genes, leading to human lymphoma Ė a cancer that begins in immune system cells and spreads throughout the body in lymph fluid.

Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer in Australia and the sixth most common form of cancer overall. It has two main types, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin.

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Warrnambool Nursing and Midwifery student excellence recognised

The school of Nursing and Midwifery recently held their annual student awards ceremony. Held in Warrnambool on Wednesday 26 March, the awards night recognised high-achieving students from the Bachelor of Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery at Deakinís Warrnambool Campus.

The guest speaker for the evening was Julianne Clift, Director of Nursing, South West Healthcare. Julianne was appointed to the Director of Nursing role in September 2012 after working as Deputy Director of Nursing at Warrnambool Base Hospital for two years. Having worked in a range of roles in the hospitals and health services in the Northern Territory, Mildura and Hunter New England in New South Wales, she is committed to improving the patient journey.

Congratulations to all students who received awards.

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