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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.
 

18 January 2019

Professor Tiffany Walsh has featured in a special issue of the journal Biointerphases focusing on 15 Women in biointerface science. Tiffany was recognised for her pioneering expertise in molecular simulations for predicting structure-property relationships of biointerfaces. Her contribution to the journal is titled Effect of calcium ions on peptide adsorption at the aqueous rutile titania (110) interface co-authored by Drs Anas Sultan and Zak Hughes.

6 December 2018

veski warmly welcomes Ms Jessica Lightfoot and Dr Pangzhen Zhang who have been officially appointed to the veski board in November 2018.

5 December 2018

On Monday, 19 November 2018 veski partnered with the Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging to deliver a veski kickstart to PhD students participating at the 2018 Imaging CoE Summit. The summit, an annual event providing a dynamic program of presentations, workshops, poster sessions and networking functions, was this year held at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort from 19-21 November.

5 December 2018

On 21 and 22 of November over 1300 female school students and 81 teachers descended on Luna Park for the inaugural AIR4 Life event - designed to inspire girls aged 10-16 with the aim to reduce the ‘gender gap’ in STEM studies, and to improve the education performance of girls.

AIR4 Life is an initiative of AIR4, which was created in 2018, funded the Federal Government (Defence, Science and Technology Group and RAAF). It is also sponsored by RMIT University, DSI and a number of industry partners.

30 November 2018

16 November 2018

Newton Prize winners from the UK and Chile are working on a project to strengthen power systems to withstand extreme weather and natural disasters.

The Newton Prize scientists will use new mathematical models to improve the resilience of power systems in Chile and other countries vulnerable to natural disasters.

The importance of improving power systems

25 October 2018

Victoria's Lead Scientist has announced the recipients of the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation, the Victoria Fellowships and the veski innovation fellowship at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 hosted by veski at Investment Centre Victoria.

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