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Personal mobile therapist keeps watch on blue moods
8 February 2016

A personalised mobile therapist developed by Deakin University psychology experts could be the answer to treating depression.

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Fellowship targets University playing field
5 February 2016

Dr Nadine Zacharias, Director of Equity and Diversity at Deakin University, has been awarded one of three national Equity Fellowships for 2016 that aim to improve university access for people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds.

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Virtual Drag queers virtual reality for Midsumma Festival
4 February 2016

Southbank has hit peak fabulousness with drag kings and queens virtually taking over the Studio at Testing Grounds from 1 – 7 February as part of the 2016 Midsumma Festival.


Deakin University research improves accuracy of financial market forecasting
3 February 2016

The international financial sector is taking stock of Deakin University research that is improving the predictability of the notoriously volatile financial markets.

Engineering degree equals jobs well beyond the field: Deakin research
3 February 2016

Less than half of Australia’s recent engineering graduates are working in their field, but most of them are likely to work in highly skilled and highly paid jobs, new Deakin University research has found.

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New report says Museum creates positive image of Australian Muslims
1 February 2016

A new report launched today at the Islamic Museum of Australia highlights the important role of the museum in creating a positive image of Australian Muslims and fostering social inclusion.

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Make 2016 an alcohol free year, for the kids
28 January 2016

Deakin University health experts are calling on parents to make 2016 an alcohol free year, for their kids.

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Get on board with Tram Talks
27 January 2016

This summer, embark on a whole new train of thought and let Tram Talks get you up to speed with the latest research by some of Deakin University’s most inspiring academics.

Deakin Alumni Lieutenant General David Morrison a fine choice for Australian of Year
27 January 2016

Deakin University has congratulated this year’s Australian of the year, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, who in 2015 received the university’s Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Young adults needed for snacking and meal skipping study
21 January 2016

Young adults are showing some of the highest rates of snacking and skipping meals - especially breakfast - and yet, until now, there has been very little research into the likely influences that may cause these behaviours.


'My thighs are so fat!' Tracking fat talk through your smartphone
19 January 2016

Seemingly harmless comments like ‘My thighs are huge’ or ‘I hate my calves’ are feeding the body image problems of many women.

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Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life
18 January 2016

With a new school year set to start in just nine sleeps, Professor Christine Ure, Head of School in the Faculty of Arts and Education, has some timely words of advice for parents of prep children in 2016.

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Chinese demand boom and the Australian baby formula shortage: how can Australia get it right?
18 January 2016

Images of empty supermarket shelves and angry parents unable to buy baby formula for their children highlight the impact of a trading practice that needs to be better regulated in Australia, according to Deakin University economic experts.

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Deakin welcomes decision to approve Burwood Link proposal
15 January 2016

Deakin welcomes the decision of the Minister for Planning, the Hon Richard Wynne MP to approve the planning scheme amendment and permit construction of the new Burwood Link, a vital pedestrian crossing between the two sides of its Burwood campus.

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Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth
14 January 2016

A study of more than 1000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life.

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