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  • Minimising severe injury from blast events on military vehicles
    Posted in: 2019, Uncategorized, Vic

    Research conducted by former Fresh Science participant Dale Robinson has been covered in the 2020-2021 edition of Defence Science and Technology’s Outlook magazine. Dr Robinson is a biomedical engineer at the University of Melbourne. Minimising severe injury from blast events on military vehicles Blast events inflicted on military vehicles are a consistent threat in contemporary […]

  • Family matters in autism outcomes
    Posted in: 2019, Uncategorized, Vic

    Family matters in autism outcomes Cognition is influenced by siblings, researchers find. Autistic children with autistic siblings have better cognition than those who are the only family member with the condition, researchers have found. Importantly, the outcome does not depend on birth order. Although previous studies have identified that having autistic siblings leads to better […]

  • Curing blindness by repairing corneas with invisible films
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    A patented treatment could restore eyesight for millions of sufferers of corneal disease. The University of Melbourne–led team of researchers have grown corneal cells on a layer of film that can be implanted in the eye to help the cornea heal itself. They have successfully restored vision in animal trials and are aiming to move […]

  • Fresh Science 2015
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    In 2015 Fresh Science ran in Victoria, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia, North Queensland (Townsville) and South Queensland (Brisbane). For 18 years Fresh Science has been helping young Australian scientists find their story and their voice, and empowering these future leaders of science to engage with the community, media, government and industry. Since 1997 Fresh […]