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She’s a top instructor on Apple’s iTunes U

March 6, 2013

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La Trobe historian Dr Rhiannon Evans has been named one of twenty leading university instructors on iTunes U – the only academic not from an institute in the United States. iTunes U – Apple’s online education platform run through the iTunes store – has celebrated its billionth download by naming twenty leading university instructors. One […]

Institute harnesses expertise for cancer studies

March 5, 2013

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Researchers at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) are working to develop a blood test for the early detection of colorectal cancer, a high-risk disease for people over the age of 50, and one of the most prevalent cancers in the western world. Biochemist Dr Suresh Mathivanan heads a laboratory focused on finding new […]

New $100m centre to meet global scientific challenges

March 5, 2013

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A new world-class research and education facility – the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) – was opened on the University’s Melbourne campus in February. The $100 million complex will continue to grow the University’s world-class research in molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology. It will train the next generation of scientists in these fields, […]

Heredity – it’s not all in your DNA

March 5, 2013

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It was straight down to business after the launch of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) in February. Top international scientists and leading La Trobe researchers followed the official event by taking part in an inaugural scientific symposium to help celebrate the opening of the iconic $100 million building. Discussion ranged from advances […]

‘Bluestone College’ reunion recalls ’70s student protests

March 4, 2013

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Last year a small group of graduates got together for a very special reunion. Barry York, Brian Pola and Fergus Robinson – or ‘the La Trobe Three’ as they were known – reunited outside the former Pentridge Prison to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their ‘graduation from Bluestone College’ in which they were incarcerated. In […]

Global treaties a threat to public health

March 1, 2013

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The recent High Court decision to uphold Australia’s plain packaging tobacco laws has been heralded as a victory for national sovereignty over vested interests. However, an article just published in the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, says the ability of governments world-wide to make sound public health policies and laws is increasingly threatened by trade and […]

Archaeological dig at famous brewery site

February 25, 2013

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La Trobe students learn lessons about the city beneath their  feet Seventy La Trobe University archaeology students are working with professional archaeologists on an exciting six-week inner city ‘dig’ at the site of a famous former Melbourne landmark – the old Carlton United Brewery. Based at the top end of Swanston St, the archaeologists are […]