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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Show business chimps - what happens after the camera stops rolling
5 May 2015

Independent filmmaker and Deakin University researcher Donna McRae has launched a fundraising campaign for post-production of her latest work, a documentary called Cobby: The Dark Side of Cute.


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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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First time honours: Deakin cracks world's top 50 young universities
30 April 2015

Deakin University has continued its climb up the Times Higher Education (THE) list of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old, cracking the top 50 for the first time.


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Five year collaboration celebrates better quality of life for people with diabetes
30 April 2015

Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University have renewed their collaboration agreement to support the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) – a welcome present for the researchers who celebrate the ACBRD's fifth anniversary tonight (Thursday 30 April).


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Relive the magic of Vox Lumen
29 April 2015

One of White Night Melbourne's most popular events is about to launch back to life thanks to a new mobile app created by Deakin Motion.Lab.


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Deakin University welcomes funding for National Centre for Farmer Health
28 April 2015

Deakin University has welcomed today's announcement by the Victorian State Government of $4million for the National Centre for Farmer Health.


Deakin research saves Antarctic fish from wastewater fate
26 April 2015

The findings of a Deakin University PhD student investigating the impact of wastewater on fish in Antarctica has contributed to a major new environmental initiative to protect the continent from pollution.


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