Research

Research funding cuts to top $6 billion, Labor says

Mark Kenny Federal government cuts to research funding are more extensive that has been admitted with $6 billion in combined cuts to higher education and preventative health programs also to be taken into...

Grain industry research reaps $60 million for improved crops

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Darren Gray More than $60 million will be spent on a range of agricultural research projects over the next five years including to develop better varieties of grain that produce bigger crop yields - and...

Crafty crooks do their research before hits on pharmacies

Peter Tzimos at the Eden Rise Pharmacy in Berwick.

Aisha Dow & Craig Butt Drug robberies and burglaries from Victorian pharmacies have hit a five-year high, with criminals posing as customers to 'research' their targets.

Parkville IT staff cuts isolate NICTA lab from world's top biomedical research precinct

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Bridie Smith The decision to cut staff at the Parkville laboratory of Australia's peak IT research organisation NICTA will isolate the agency from one of the world's top biomedical precincts, it has been warned.

Medical Research Council review gives wind farms a clean bill of health

Tom Arup Environment Editor There is no reliable or consistent evidence wind farms directly cause human health problems, a major draft review by Australia's leading medical research body has found.

Sports betting now the main game, research finds

Tandberg news cartoon for Sat 12 april 2014

Kate Hagan Footy fans are being exposed to more than five minutes of broadcast gambling advertising on average at an AFL match, research shows.

Ill times for medical research as institutes face ballooning costs as support declines

Prof Brendan Crabb (AAMRI President & Burnet Institute Director) 
Prof Geoffrey Donnan (Florey Institute Director) 
Mr Harold Mitchell (Florey Board Chair) 
Prof Rob Shepherd (The Bionics Institute) 
Prof Garry Jenning (Baker IDI Director) 
Prof Doug Hilton (Walter and Eliza Hall director) 16th April 2014. Photo by Jason South.

Bridie Smith Victoria's top medical research institutes face a funding crisis, with costs of research ballooning as state government support has flatlined.

Mercy Health research into stillbirth prevention

Rochelle and Tia Harapambous

Julia Medew Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test that could help prevent stillbirth, a tragedy that affects millions globally every year.

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Research on alpine grazing was a draft

The document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park has turned out to be a curious one.

Melissa Fyfe and Tom Arup After a 17-month battle with the Baillieu government, the environment movement has received a key document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park.

Anti-family violence research faces collapse

Adrian Lowe A program researching ways to prevent family violence deaths is at risk of collapse.

Epilepsy research brings award to Australian expert

Bridie Smith Australian epilepsy specialist awarded top international accolade for women in science.

More students take on VCE subjects early

'The VCE has got to be a more engaging experience.'

Benjamin Preiss Victorian high school students are increasingly taking on final year subjects before reaching year 12.

Fraud case against doctor like a 'Hollywood movie', defence tells court

Mark Russell A doctor accused of manipulating the stock market for financial gain when claiming to have a $100 million fortune was an honest businessman who had done nothing wrong, a court has heard.

Brighton doctor Mervyn Jacobson a price-fixing 'fraudster,' court told

Dr Mervyn Jacobson at a court hearing in 2008.

Mark Russell No matter how much charitable work Dr Mervyn Jacobson had done, he was still a "fraudster", a court has heard.

Brunswick apartment plan puts focus on Napthine government's inconsistent planning zones

Laura Street, Brunswick

Clay Lucas A plan to bulldoze two houses for a small apartment development in Brunswick has put the focus on new planning rules Planning Minister Matthew Guy rejected for the area but approved for some of...

Remembering departed Diggers at Princes Pier

WWII veteran Jack Farrar at Princes Pier

Chris Hingston Jack Farrar, 90, brought his family to the spot that his Uncle Arthur embarked on the slow boat journey to Gallipoli almost a hundred years ago.

Blood cord technican banking on City2Sea fund-raising

Alana Schetzer There is no such thing as a lazy moment for Liza Carroll. In between working as a cord blood technician and being a mother of four, Carroll is training for this year's The Sunday Age City2Sea,...

Ice use not an 'epidemic' but greater purity of drug more harmful to addicts, say experts

The one thing very different about ice versus speed or ecstasy (or cocaine) was that I would often really feel like another hit the day afterwards. It definitely felt more addictive than the other class A drugs I'd taken.

Julia Medew Victoria is not in the grips of an ice "epidemic", but there has been a dramatic increase in the purity of the drug available to users that puts them at greater risk of harm, new research shows.

Former football player tells of the night he was allegedly raped by his teammate

Ben was abused by his football peers.

Aisha Dow A boozy night out with footy mates ended with a sexual assault that has blighted a young man's life, writes Aisha Dow.

Million Dollar Lunch hits the mark

Performers from The Lion King sing on stage at the 10th anniversary celebration of The Million Dollar Lunch at the Park Hyatt.

Jessica Wright Organisers of the Million Dollar Lunch have hit their mark on the 10th anniversary of the charity event, raising $1 million and taking the total over the decade to more than $10 million.