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16 August 2019

Associate Professor Natalie Hannan, veski inspiring women fellow and 2018 veski inspiring women STEM sidebyside program participant, was announced as Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

26 June 2019

Letter to the editor By Julia Page, MD & chief executive of veski

14 June 2019

Congratulations to inaugural veski inspiring women fellow Associate Professor Natalie Hannan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Melbourne Medical School, Mercy Hospital for Women, on being awarded the 2019 Melbourne Medical School Strategic Grants for Outstanding Women, as well as the International Federation of Placenta Associations, Andrèe Gruslin Award for 2019.

6 June 2019

Prostate cancer is one of Australia’s biggest killers: 1 in 7 Australian men will be diagnosed with the disease by the age of 85.

It’s no wonder our scientists, at research labs in Melbourne, are working hard to arrest these figures.

CSIRO scientists are developing a way to improve the body’s defences against prostate cancer (and a host of other cancers) and their research is focussed on a specific protein called E6AP.

It turns out there are certain types of proteins in our bodies with the potential to destroy other proteins that protect us from cancer developing.

1 June 2019

Professor Luca Corelli Grappadelli, inaugural veski sustainable agricultural fellow - along with the Tatura team - have recently published a paper in the Journal of Plant Physiology after his trip to Australia.

24 May 2019

With an audience of over 200, on Wednesday 22 May 2019 - veski fast smarts was delivered for the third and final time as part of the 2019 Melbourne Knowledge Week at Deakin Edge, Federation Square.

The curated innovation showcase did not disappoint serving up a night of inspiration and innovation.

24 May 2019

On Friday, 10 May 2019 at a gathering of veski family members and special guests including the Hon Jane Garrett MP and Mr Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs and Medical Research respectively, veski celebrated 15years of inspiring innovation at the Investment Centre, Victoria.

14 February 2019

A new medication to help fight obesity has been launched in Australia. Contrave works on areas of the brain that control appetite and cravings. It is the fourth medication to be approved in the country to help people with chronic weight problems. Melbourne physiologist Professor Michael Cowley developed the medication while working overseas after mapping key areas of the brain involved in the regulation of food intake.
 

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