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Deakin scientists track movements of desert waterbirds from space
15 October 2014

Deakin University scientists have gained fascinating new insights into the secret lives of a nomadic Australian waterbird whose ability to somehow know it has rained up to thousands of kilometres away has intrigued researchers for generations.


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Statement on the Federal Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander
14 October 2014

We welcome the Government's new initiatives, particularly the recognition of the critical role that university research plays as part of innovation ecosystems in developing and nurturing new enterprises.


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Partnership offers students more study and career opportunities
14 October 2014

A new partnership being launched today between Deakin University and South West TAFE will create guaranteed pathways for students from diplomas into degrees.


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Deakin welcomes funding commitment for National Centre for Farmer Health
10 October 2014

Deakin University has welcomed a funding commitment for the National Centre for Farmer Health.


Seaweeds pass nutrition and taste tests: new Deakin Research
10 October 2014

 Australian seaweeds have passed taste and nutrition tests in a Deakin University study that could eventually pave the way for seaweed to become a regular part of our national diet.


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Deakin dash a dirty deed to do some good
9 October 2014

Would you crawl on your belly through mud, carry a colleague on your back and slip and slide your way over a track topped with tyres to help people less fortunate than yourself?


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Deakin named top Victorian education and training provider
9 October 2014

Deakin University's strong commitment to innovation through international partnerships was recognised at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards ceremony this week.


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Deakin and IBM unite to revolutionise the student experience
8 October 2014

Deakin University will be the first university in the world to utilise IBM Watson to enhance the quality of the student experience, developing with IBM a breakthrough system that will transform the way students get advice and answers to questions.


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Study finds type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally psychologically challenging in young adults
6 October 2014

New research shows that young adults with type 2 diabetes experience similar levels of depression and anxiety symptoms as young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a world-first study published in Diabetic Medicine journal.


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Deakin Criminologist Kate Fitz-Gibbon honoured in 100 Women of Influence Awards
2 October 2014

A young Deakin University criminologist committed to the study of men who murder while also acting as a passionate voice for victims of crime has been recognised as one of Australia's most influential women.


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Better testing needed to monitor brain health after sports concussion
2 October 2014

More thorough testing is needed to decide when football players are fit to return to the field after suffering a concussion, according to Deakin University research.


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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 avian expert warns migratory birds are flying to Australia on just a wing and a prayer
25 September 2014

Millions of migratory birds that fly tens of thousands of kilometres between their homes in Australia and Siberia are facing annihilation as development destroys the vital feeding grounds they rely on during their epic journeys, a Deakin University avian expert has warned.


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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