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Alcoa Foundation grant to help address female engineers shortage: Deakin
25 July 2014

Five final year female engineering students will receive a boost to their studies thanks to a special grant project between Alcoa Foundation and Deakin University.

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Deakin paints a picture of Victoria's regional female artists
22 July 2014

An exhibition celebrating the common journey of six female artists from regional Victoria as they continue to progress their careers across a diverse range of mediums will be on show at Deakin University Art Gallery from tomorrow.

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Excess weight gain during pregnancy could be the result of women running out of self-control
21 July 2014

Deakin University psychology researchers are undertaking a world-first study into why pregnant women struggle to maintain a healthy diet despite being highly motivated to do so, and are calling on pregnant women across Australia to take part in the research.

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Major breakthrough in quest for new malaria drugs
17 July 2014

Victorian scientists have made a major breakthrough in the race to find new drugs to fight malaria, one of the world's most devastating diseases.

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Deakin scientists watch tagged turtles from space
16 July 2014

Millions of kilometres of protected marine parks covering vast tracts of ocean may not be enough to save some of the world's migrating sea life.

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Digital music piracy could be a thing of the past as Deakin researchers help find keys to lock out illegal downloads
15 July 2014

Deakin University researchers have helped find the keys to lock out digital music pirates through a newly-developed method that doesn't compromise the quality of files.

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Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes
14 July 2014

Deakin University researchers are recruiting 1000 mums who experienced diabetes during pregnancy to participate in a national survey that aims to reduce their risks of going on to later develop type 2 diabetes.

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Celebrity status blinds us to the bizarre and illegal
11 July 2014

 The case of Rolf Harris highlights how much power and trust is afforded to celebrities but like the abuse which occurred in the Catholic Church raises questions about how much people close to the celebrity turned a blind eye to what was going on, Deakin University expert in celebrity Professor David Marshall said.

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Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
9 July 2014

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life.

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The results are in. Sugary drinks and fatty foods really do have an impact on childhood obesity
3 July 2014

A Deakin University study provides the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks and fatty foods are linked to the growing rate of obesity in Australian children.

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Deakin University welcomes funding for National Centre for Farmer Health
1 July 2014

Deakin University has welcomed today's announcement of funding for the National Centre for Farmer Health.

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Despite friction, links forged under original Colombo plan ensure goodwill is there says participant and Indonesian Vice President
1 July 2014

Indonesia's Vice President, Dr Boediono never set out to take on a leadership role in his country, he had thought his calling would be more as an academic than as a politician.

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Werribee youngsters on education journey from birth thanks to playgroup partnership
27 June 2014

They are yet to begin school and some haven't even started talking, but a group of Werribee's youngest residents is already experiencing the benefits of the tertiary education system, thanks to a partnership between Deakin University and Corpus Christi Primary School.

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Benchmarking study reveals benefits of cultural diversity programs
27 June 2014

A benchmarking University of Melbourne survey funded by VicHealth as part of a trial community intervention has found that one in five primary and high school students said they were targets of racism at school on a daily basis.


Top journalism student ready for dream placement
27 June 2014

Deakin University graduate Kirrily Schwarz has an opportunity journalism students only dream about after winning the 2014 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.

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