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Australia is one of the world’s biggest prescribers of antibiotics – but often they’re unnecessary

“I think I need antibiotics” is a common assumption many of us make when we have cold and flu like symptoms. It’s understandable why we might feel this way...

Antibiotics

IMPACT researchers named on Highly Cited Researchers list

Nine Deakin University academics have been named among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields following the release of the 2023 Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researchers™ list. Four of...

Awards

Family connection inspires dedicated focus on diabetes

Associate Professor Kathryn Aston-Mourney, Associate Professor in Human Biology What area of research do you specialise in?  Diabetes – specifically the islet beta-cell.  How long have you been in...

Researcher Q&A

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$2.5 million in NHMRC funding for the eradication of Malaria in the Asia-Pacific

IMPACT’s Professor Alyssa Barry has been successful in securing NHMRC funding alongside Australian leading experts in infectious diseases. MASTER-MAP is a new Centre of Research Excellence that aims to...

Infectious Diseases

Advancing Health Research Through Data Sharing

As part of the HeSANDA project, Deakin researchers will be presenting at this free online webinar. The SA, Mental Health, Cancer & MACH nodes are hosting an Advancing Health...

Events

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Multiple birth families: how does having twins affect your mental health?

In Australia, the number of multiples born each year is relatively small, accounting for 2 – 3% of all births. Twins make up the majority of multiples born (98%)...

Twins

Join a 1-day Masterclass in Nutritional Psychiatry

Enjoy a fully catered 1-day workshop for health practitioners that will provide foundational knowledge of the nascent but transformative field of Nutritional Psychiatry. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!  Learn about the...

Events

Medical illustration of drug-resistant, nontyphoidal, Salmonella sp. bacteria

Optimising antimicrobial stewardship in Australian primary care

Antibiotics – they’ve saved countless lives and are widely credited as one of the most important medical discoveries in human history. But what happens when they are misused and...

Antibiotics

Enhancing Brain Power and Enriching Economies

The brain capital industrial strategy, published today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is a global call to leverage the incredible power of the human brain in...

Brain Capital

Can twins tell us how men’s eating habits impact the next generation?

Researchers are hoping a new study involving male twins will help them better understand how a man’s diet affects the quality of his sperm and, in turn, what impact...

Twins

Gaining ground in the ‘never-ending battle with viruses’ 

Q&A with Professor John Stambas from our Infection, Immunity and Cancer theme. Professor John Stambas  Professor of Viral Immunology     What area of research do you specialise in?  The...

Researcher Q&A

Barwon Health Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Frances Diver and Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin

Barwon Health and Deakin celebrate long-standing partnership

The research and clinical partnership between Barwon Health and Deakin University is marking more than two decades of achievement with the announcement of a new Clinician Scientist Pathway and...

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