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Parrot colours linked to disease that kills other species: Deakin research
29 September 2014

The iconic colours in one of one of Australia's most loved backyard parrots may be the surprise result of a tiny virus that kills other species, new Deakin University research has found.

Deakin researcher helps develop new way to predict climate change impacts on estuaries
25 September 2014

A research team lead by Deakin University has developed a world-first model to help scientists predict the impacts of climate change on estuaries in one region based on what occurs in another waterway in a different corner of the world.

 Deakin University neuroscientist Dr Alan Pearc

Deakin Webinar: Important online presentation about concussion in contact sports
22 September 2014

International concern over evidence of brain damage caused by concussions in contact sport has prompted Deakin University neuroscientist Dr Alan Pearce to host an online presentation about the risks and latest research for athletes and sports lovers.

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Two of Deakin’s young Professors honoured at national researcher awards
22 September 2014

The youngest ever recipient of Deakin University's most prestigious honour, the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, along with an accomplished researcher in the field of childhood obesity have continued their high achievements at the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards.

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Story of a 30 year journey from traditional photographer to ecological artist, now on display Deakin University Art Gallery
19 September 2014

Environmental artist Lloyd Godman has brought his new exhibition to the Deakin University Art Gallery this month.

Kylie Ball

Housework a menial mental chore
10 September 2014

Housework just doesn't scrub up as a physical activity that brings any mental health benefits, say researchers from Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN).


Deakin University named International Education Provider of the Year
9 September 2014

Deakin University's reputation as a provider of excellent international education was recognised with three prestigious awards today.

Santosh Jatrana

Migrating to Australia a bad health move for immigrants
3 September 2014

Moving to Australia could be a health hazard for thousands of immigrants, according to unique research from Deakin University.

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Birds of a smelly feather stick together
27 August 2014

Raucous, gorgeous crimson rosellas are able to sniff out their own species by the lingering odour left over from smelly feathers, unique research by Deakin University has found.


Deakin University projects supported by Medibank’s new health research fund
26 August 2014

Deakin University health researchers will investigate the role of diet in preventing dementia and map the costs of treating mental health disorders thanks to funding from the Medibank Health Research Fund (MHRF).

Nicky Ridgers

Cold kids hot to trot in winter
25 August 2014

Children are more active in winter than in spring and summer, a breakthrough Deakin University study has found.

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University honour for eminent engineering pioneer
21 August 2014

The Chairman and Managing Director of the world's largest forgings company, Mr Babasaheb Neelkanth Kalyani, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Deakin University.

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Business in limbo land as Federal Government drags chain on pollution management policies: report
20 August 2014

Most of Australia's biggest polluters don't believe their energy bills will fall as a result of the carbon tax repeal, Deakin University research has found.

Maria Forsyth

Deakin’s Australian Laureate Fellow to help improve science teacher training
19 August 2014

Research carried out by Deakin University Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Maria Forsyth and her team at the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) will play a key role in improving the training of tomorrow's teachers.

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Passionate maths and chemistry teachers inspire Australia’s top female scientist and Laureate Fellow
19 August 2014

Australia could have been denied a top female scientist and a Laureate Fellow, and Deakin University a leading researcher, and passionate advocate for science teaching if Professor Maria Forsyth had stuck with the career path deemed suitable for young Greek girls at the time.

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