Prostate cancer treatment breakthrough

Researchers have discovered that cow’s milk can improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Australia needs a paradigm shift in diabetes care and research

Diabetes expert, Professor Jane Speight argues that a new focus and much more research investment are needed to improve diabetes care.

Medical research takes Deakin graduate to US

A Deakin PhD graduate’s passion for medical research has led him from his home in India to Australia and now to the United States.

Common drug offers new hope for people with mood disorders

A blood pressure drug has shown potential for improving mood disorders.

Sports science not all about the numbers

Research is finding that while data is useful, unquantifiable factors play an important role in athlete performance.

Researchers find connection between evolution and cancer

Combining evolutionary and ecological models can improve understanding of cancer.

Study prioritises nurses’ responses to critically ill patients

A new study is looking at ways to improve the recognition of critically ill hospital patients, and ultimately save lives.

New index to gauge children’s wellbeing

The Deakin University – Australian Unity Wellbeing Index has become an institution since it was introduced in the year 2000.

NHMRC triumph for food and mood guru

A drive to understand the connections between diet and mental health is being led by Deakin’s Associate Professor Felice Jacka.

GCEID teams up to battle infectious diseases

The NHMRC has announced almost $5 million in funding to establish a Centre for Research Excellence that will deliver a coordinated and evidence-based response to infectious diseases.

Grant signals full-scale bid to get kids out of their seats

An NHMRC Partnership Project is set to increase children’s activity levels in Victorian primary schools.

Deakin on the ball with new research centre

Deakin researchers are using the latest knowledge and technology to improve performance, participation and governance across the sport spectrum.

Time to care for the carers

Many caregivers for people with cancer need more support to help them cope with the massive challenges they encounter.

Nurturing new times for midwives

A Deakin researcher will lead a revision of the National Standards for Australian midwives.

New frame of mind for melanoma patients

A Deakin PhD student is trialling an on-line mindfulness program for melanoma patients.

Autism researcher on top of the world

Melissa Kirkovski has received the INSAR ‘Distinguished Dissertation’ award for her PhD.

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