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No More Poo Taboo

Research aims to lift the taboo on talking about poo
29 May 2015

In the crowded landscape of disease awareness campaigns it can be difficult to get public attention for some conditions, particularly those that affect our gastrointestinal tracts.


From superfoods to super diets – Top 10 foods for a healthy diet
29 May 2015

Deakin University nutrition scientist Associate Professor Tim Crowe is on a mission to overhaul the term 'superfood' in favour of 'super diets' instead.

Bird beaks feeling the heat of climate change say Deakin scientists
28 May 2015

While the human population grapples with ways to counter the effects of climate change, Deakin University research has discovered that birds might have been working on their own solution for the past 145 years – grow bigger beaks.

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Exhibition uncovers the invisible symptoms of multiple sclerosis
27 May 2015

The Seeing MS photographic exhibition at Deakin's Geelong Waterfront campus aims to expose the invisible symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and mark World MS Day.

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Squirt the therapy dog helps raise children's literacy levels
26 May 2015

Deakin University researcher Dr Tony Chalkley has launched a fundraising campaign for a study into how therapy dogs raise literacy levels among primary school students.

Deakin ecologist embarks on big roo count to help save mammals
25 May 2015

A Deakin University ecologist has launched a fundraising campaign to support his journey into the far northern tropics to collect information on kangaroos and wallabies as part of his mission to save them from extinction in northern Australia.

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CPAN zinc and iron study seeks volunteers
20 May 2015

Deakin University's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) is seeking Geelong women aged 16 years and over to be part of an exciting new study "WIZE – Women's Iron, Zinc and Energy Study" to find out the impact of iron and zinc on women's mood, feelings of fatigue and ability to concentrate.


Australian Research Council grant to provide future fibres boost
20 May 2015

Deakin University has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne of a $4.7 million grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for Deakin to establish an Industrial Transformation Research Hub (ITRH).

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Seaweed could help counter effects of climate change: Deakin research
18 May 2015

A study led by Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney scientists into the carbon capturing capacity of coastal plants and seaweeds provides new insight into the potential of these plants to help counter the effects of climate change on the environment.


National inclusion award for Warrnambool student adviser
18 May 2015

A Deakin University Warrnambool Campus student adviser has been named Australia's regional workplace inclusion national champion.

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New national debate on higher education needed
15 May 2015

Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander today welcomed the new policy initiatives for higher education from the Federal Opposition, particularly in the science technology, engineering and maths (STEM) area.

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Stimulating treatment found for rare balance disorder
15 May 2015

Deakin University neuroscientists have found brain stimulation reduces the symptoms of a rare balance disorder, offering hope to those who have failed to find their land legs years after a trip at sea.


Geelong's teaching talent to tackle disadvantaged schools
15 May 2015

The best and brightest teaching students in Geelong will gain valuable school experience in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the region, thanks to a new Victoria-first program launched yesterday at Deakin University.

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Deakin University Council elects a new Chancellor
7 May 2015

The Deakin University Council today announced the election of Mr John Stanhope as the University's sixth Chancellor, for a term of office of five years.

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Additional funding announced for Warrnambool community grants
5 May 2015

The South West Community Foundation is offering a record $84,000 in its 2015 community grants and distributing a further $20,000 on behalf of the David and Isobel Jones Foundation. However, as in past years, demand for these grants has again substantially exceeded these funds.

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