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Crucial role in international tumour protein discovery

June 8, 2011

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The laboratory of La Trobe University scientist Associate Professor John Silke has contributed to an important international discovery which could play a critical role in the treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases. The discovery was made during a joint project led by Cancer Research UK funded scientists based at Imperial College London and Dr Andrew […]

The ‘Imax’ of science labs – next generation facilities

June 8, 2011

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La Trobe launches next generation teaching and research facilities Top laboratories in North America and Europe and gigantic synchrotrons in Australia or overseas are now within reach of La Trobe science students and research scientists. This remote access is possible thanks to a futuristic computerised ‘Visualisation Laboratory’ opened on the Melbourne Campus earlier this year.  […]

Scientific life and work on record

June 8, 2011

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  Nick Hoogenraad, Executive Director of the University’s new La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, has joined a select group of top researchers whose life stories have been filmed and recorded by the Australian Academy of Science. In its ‘Interviews with Australian Scientists’ series, Professor Hoogenraad discusses his work, probing ways in which mitochondria – highly […]

Naked Love – a gripping new theory

June 8, 2011

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Many theories have been put forth to explain how humans, in contrast to other primates, have evolved into near hairless beings. Lecturer in Philosophy, James Giles, has developed a new theory. His view, called ‘The Naked Love Theory’, is being published in the MIT Press Journal: Biological Theory in June. Dr Giles argues human nakedness […]

World classroom – La Trobe tops charts on iTunesU

June 8, 2011

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La Trobe history series tops global charts on iTunesU. Podcasts from La Trobe University’s Australian History Collection topped the charts on iTunesU world homepage in late May, peaking at 57,140 downloads in one day – an average of one every 1.5 seconds. La Trobe shared the top ten with leading universities Oxford, Yale, Harvard, Stanford and MIT. […]

Budget boost for regional education

June 8, 2011

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Additional Federal Government funding will make a real difference to the quality of regional higher education in central and northern Victoria. Welcoming the recent budget decision to double regional load funding for universities – a move that increases La Trobe’s share from $1.07m to more than $3.7m – Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson, strongly praised the […]

World-first for sustainability reporting

June 8, 2011

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La Trobe University has taken a big step towards reducing its environmental footprint, cutting energy use in campus buildings by 11 per cent. The University has also helped reduce single car occupancy rates by staff and students travelling to and from its Melbourne campus by five per cent. And less waste is being sent to […]