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  1. RISER provides new data streams to assist bushfire decision-making

    New weather monitoring networks, drones and cloud-sourced information are all being tested as part of a research collaboration targeting better planning and responses to bushfire emergencies in Victoria.

  2. Online community designed to support mental health for young people

    Computing specialists and mental health professionals are collaborating to create a confidential online community that they hope can provide much-needed support for young people recovering from mental illness.

  3. Intelligent controller to optimise robotic-aided stroke rehabilitation

    The next generation of a robotic aid to help patients regain movement after a stroke is nearing completion as a result of an internationally collaborative initiative involving researchers at the University of Melbourne.

  4. Fluid modelling helps predict heart disease outcomes

    The same mathematical equations and supercomputers used to model airflow around passenger jet liners are finding important new applications in medicine.

  5. Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes

    Novel hydrodynamic modelling is helping to unravel the forces behind the life-threatening clumping of human proteins that can trigger type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as many other conditions.

  6. Data contrasting highlights changing use of city

    Improved traffic management and targeted public transport services are the focus of new algorithms being developed to draw meaning from the mountains of data now available about where we travel, how, and when.

  7. Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease

    Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.

  8. Fuel efficiency and emissions focus of motoring research partnership

    The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is driving innovation in the passenger vehicle industry, and the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of research efforts through its longstanding partnership with the Ford Motor Company.

  9. Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype

    The brain’s electrical conductivity creates a special place in medicine for electrical engineers. It has allowed them to open new frontiers, using implanted electronic devices to bypass damaged human sense organs and reconnect the brain to information about the external world.

  10. Polymer implants provide next generation medical treatments

    The potential of miniature implants to deliver controlled doses of medicine over many months is expected to revolutionise health care and improve treatment for an increasingly wide range of conditions over the next decade.

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