North East Victoria to become world leaders in fight against obesity

18 October 2018

Twelve local government areas in Victoria's north-east will take part in an innovative program to reduce the region's childhood obesity rates, thanks to $4.1 million in funding announced today.

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20 October 2017

New research by Deakin University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has put a spotlight on how adolescent girls' relationships with their parents can later affect their bonding experience with their own children.

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Deakin welcomes national strategy into obesity prevention

16 October 2018

Deakin’s Institute for Health Transformation has welcomed the COAG Health Council’s commitment to develop a national obesity strategy.

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Performing a tackle more dangerous than being tackled: Deakin research

17 October 2018

Deakin University researchers have found elite players who injure their shoulders are most likely to cause the damage while performing a tackle, rather than being tackled.

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Deakin Geelong to host StartCon Pitch for $1 Million competition

14 September 2018

Future tech titans and young entrepreneurs will battle for the chance to win $1 million in investment opportunities when Deakin University hosts the Asia Pacific's largest startup pitch competition next month.

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Global warming growing taller, bigger plants in arctic and alpine areas

10 October 2018

A new paper co-authored by nearly 130 scientists around the world, including a Deakin University botanist, has shown that global warming is having a significant effect on one of our most delicate ecosystems.

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Don't be complacent this hay fever season: Deakin pollen expert

27 September 2018

Hayfever sufferers should get tested for undiagnosed asthma in the lead up to this year's allergy season, the head of Deakin University's pollen counting and forecasting facility Deakin AIRwatch has warned.

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Deakin's Carbon Nexus Director recognised in 2018 Advance Awards

19 September 2018

The Director of Deakin University's world-leading Carbon Nexus research centre will be honoured at the 2018 Advance Awards for his contribution to Australia's place on the world stage.

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Deakin once again ranked world's best for sports science

19 September 2017

Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world’s best, according to the ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017, coming in at number one for the second year running.

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Deakin University announces new Vice-Chancellor

21 September 2018

Deakin Chancellor John Stanhope AM has announced the appointment of Professor Iain Martin as the University's next Vice-Chancellor. Professor Martin will become Deakin's seventh Vice-Chancellor and President when he succeeds Professor Jane den Hollander AO in May 2019.

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World-first Deakin study shows early trauma affects birds' song memory

26 September 2018

New Deakin research linking early trauma in birds with their ability to remember important songs used for survival could have implications for human development.

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Deakin nursing study shows male patients are missing out

6 March 2018

A one-size-fits-all approach to men's health within the primary health care nursing industry is putting male patients at risk, according to research conducted within Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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Deakin study reveals inconsistent sentencing across Victorian courts

7 September 2018

Ballarat driving offenders are more likely to be jailed than those sentenced for the same type of crime in other parts of state, a Deakin University-led study has found.

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Deakin students showcase designs for Indian children's centres

10 July 2018

Deakin architecture students will this month present proposals for a series of Indian maternal care and children's early learning centres, designed in collaboration with local stakeholders during a study tour of the southwest city of Udupi.

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Brain stimulation trial to help those with autism improve social skills

10 July 2018

A team of Deakin University scientists is working to show if magnetic brain stimulation can help improve social understanding in young people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a world-first trial.

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Cricket Australia could lose up to $500m in broadcast rights: Deakin expert

26 March 2018

Cricket Australia’s ball-tampering scandal could provide a huge windfall for television broadcasters at the expense of the governing body, according to Deakin University sport management expert Dr Michael Naraine.

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The Wilson Foundation invests more than $1 million in mental health research at Deakin's Food and Mood Centre

18 June 2018

The Wilson Foundation will invest $1 million to support Deakin University's Food & Mood Centre to further its cutting-edge research linking the human gut microbiome to mental and brain health.

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Why learning a new language should be your New Year's resolution

22 December 2015

As the champagne corks pop at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown, it’s the perfect time to think about what you’d like to accomplish in 2016. The Directors of Deakin's Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTaLL), argue that learning a new language should be top of your list.

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New Deakin study shows cycling may be good for your spine

4 September 2018

In a world-first study, published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Melbourne researchers investigating potential risk factors for spinal pain have found that cycling may in fact be associated with beneficial changes at the spine.

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New Deakin course highlights importance of leadership in nursing

2 May 2018

Deakin has developed a boutique nursing course to prepare the next generation of nurses to be leaders as well as health care providers, in recognition of industry demand for management and leadership capabilities from the profession.

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