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01 Mar 2016Turning plants into medicine factories

Important step towards making cheaper and better pharmaceuticals

23 Feb 2016Is there hope for the climate at last?

Clive Hamilton and Robert Manne to discuss the Paris climate agreement

15 Feb 2016New shuttle bus service launched

Shuttle bus to and from Reservoir Station set to make commute easier

14 Feb 2016New autism app to help parents

La Trobe and Salesforce launch new early detection autism app

10 Feb 2016Dr Dan Grant joins La Trobe in new role

La Trobe welcomes Dr Dan Grant to new industry engagement role.

10 Feb 2016La Trobe lecturer awarded for research

La Trobe lecturer James Hunt awarded for communicating grains research

09 Feb 2016John Makeham appointed at La Trobe

John Makeham appointed chair of China Studies Research Centre

08 Feb 2016La Trobe pays respects to Dr John Hirst

La Trobe mourns loss of Emeritus scholar Dr John Hirst

05 Feb 2016La Trobe leads national aphasia trial

La Trobe aphasia experts lead the way in looking at new and targeted treatment options to maximise recovery and communication for people post stroke

03 Feb 2016Melbourne City Women's remarkable win

Congratulations to our valued partner, Melbourne City Football Club for winning the W-League Grand Final

01 Feb 2016New treatment gives tendon pain the boot

Simple exercises and brain training can stop tendon pain in athletes

01 Feb 2016Experience how your mind sees art

Experience how your mind sees art

27 Jan 2016Top Australia Day honour for scientist

Professor Marilyn Anderson made an Officer of the Order of Australia.

19 Jan 2016Boosting academic pathways for nurses

La Trobe bolsters intake of TAFE qualified nurses

19 Jan 2016La Trobe makes 8,000 offers to students

Students thoughout Victoria receive course offers from La Trobe

19 Jan 2016LTU Art Institute appoints new director

Karen Quinlan to lead Bendigo Art Gallery & LTU Art Institute

14 Jan 2016LTU ranks in top 200 most international

LTU ranked among top 200 most international universities in the world

06 Jan 2016Students’ technology push into Germany

Front-runners developing skills for a more competitive Australia

21 Dec 2015La Trobe Future Fellows awarded $1.5m

Australian Research Council Future Fellowships for young researchers

18 Dec 2015Stonefly research to take off

Government grant boosts research into stonefly populations

17 Dec 2015OTARC wins major global award

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre wins Force for Change grant

14 Dec 2015Bacterium could influence cancer spread

Role of mycoplasma in development of cancer and inflammatory disease

11 Dec 2015La Trobe sky scanner to US South Pole

Equipment will study hard-to-reach part of the earth’s atmosphere

10 Dec 2015World-class research supports regions

Courses underpinned by innovative world-ranking studies

08 Dec 2015Recognition for top cell death research

Studies show molecular defects relating to cancer and Crohn’s disease

04 Dec 2015La Trobe in top three for research

Strong rise in government research excellence survey

03 Dec 2015La Trobe launches pioneering dog lab

Australia’s first dedicated dog behaviour and cognition laboratory has opened at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus.

02 Dec 2015Melbourne in world’s top student cities

QS survey ranks Melbourne as the World's Best Student City after Paris

01 Dec 2015New camp helps Indigenous students SOAR

SOAR Camp will help Indigenous teens develop career paths to Uni

30 Nov 2015Better rat trap wins engineering prize

Significant cost savings for the pest control industry

24 Nov 2015Being poor linked to dropping out of uni

Graduates, dropouts and slow finishers - how financial hardship effects university outcomes

23 Nov 2015La Trobe know-how reaches for the stars

German aerospace contract for bushfire, flood and drought monitoring

17 Nov 2015LTU joins forces with regional tafes

LTU forges partnerships with regional tafes to expand career pathways

12 Nov 2015Floods and sinking pavements targeted

Out of the box investigations into pressing engineering problems

12 Nov 2015Keeping Mildura thriving

Strengthening community links vital to keep Mildura thriving

11 Nov 2015Saving Aussie honey bees - and farmers

PhD student plans to make Aussie bees the strongest in the world

10 Nov 2015LTU launches rural aged care forum

LTU & CSU partner to launch rural Australian Gerontology chapter

09 Nov 2015New way for Indigenous maternity care

Continuity of midwife care for better health outcomes

09 Nov 2015Mental health link to work life balance

Work-family conflict and poor mental health - long lasting elements of modern parenting.

06 Nov 2015Major discovery into cancer weight loss

Muscle wasting disease kills up to one third of all cancer patients

05 Nov 2015Origins of workplace gender inequality

Eight projects receive $2.8m in new ARC research awards

05 Nov 2015All the rivers run – or do they?

ARC grant evaluates how gold mining shaped Victoria’s river system

05 Nov 2015Gaps in university application process

Low SES students disadvantaged in the university application process

28 Oct 2015LTU researchers top 1% in the world

Three LTU researchers recognised in top 1% of international scientists

27 Oct 2015Electric bacteria could save millions

Changing the respiratory chemistry of bacteria in our sewers

26 Oct 2015Benefits of one-to-one midwifery care

La Trobe and the Royal Women's finds consistent midwifery care makes for a positive childbirth experience

23 Oct 2015Helping workers in Melbourne’s north

La Trobe Tertiary Enabling Program for people facing retrenchment

23 Oct 2015Distinguished alumni awarded

The 2015 cohort of distinguished alumni have been awarded

21 Oct 2015Crocs sleep with one eye open

La Trobe scientists have found crocs can sleep with half their brain

20 Oct 2015What will reforms mean for Bendigo?

Forum on sweeping healthcare reforms to take place in Bendigo

19 Oct 2015Partnership aims to get people moving

Vichealth funds CSSI to research programs to get people off the couch

19 Oct 2015La Trobe invention to put mums at ease

LTU team wows judges at Telstra University Challenge with Countakick

14 Oct 2015$1million grant for bio-medical research

Professor Marilyn Anderson awarded share of $1m research grant

13 Oct 2015New campaign to stop pet neglect

Pet owners may be unaware of many aspects of animal welfare

06 Oct 2015PhD student wins prestige scholarship

Jane Kelley has won the Rural Finance Ian Morton Memorial Scholarship

06 Oct 2015Is the next big idea a tram-ride away?

Next generation of thinkers to ride Bendigo's tramways, share ideas

05 Oct 2015High-tech bid for basketball supremacy

Researcher assists elite athletes gain a competitive edge

05 Oct 2015La Trobe students work on SMILE

Health students work with community on new SMILE program

01 Oct 2015La Trobe ranks in international top 400

La Trobe features among the top 400 universities in the world

30 Sep 2015How artificial light effects mammals

Light pollution has delayed the breeding season of mammals

29 Sep 2015La Trobe ranks in world top 400

Largest rise in international rankings in ten years

25 Sep 2015LGBT experience of dementia and ageing

LGBT experience of dementia – Australian first research released

23 Sep 2015Plan to transform Bendigo campus

Key initiatives to be fast-tracked under plan to rejuvenate campus

22 Sep 2015Chance to dance for Parkinson's research

Dance With Me project gives commuters a chance to see how Parkinson's research changing lives

22 Sep 2015Rhinos relocate to La Trobe

Three life-size rhinos have made their home at La Trobe

18 Sep 2015La Trobe supports Bendigo diversity

La Trobe supports diversity and good guidance in Bendigo - Jane Long

14 Sep 2015Fear & greed: Australia-China relations

The next Ideas and Society will look at what ties Australia to China

14 Sep 2015Same sex marriage link to mental health

New research from La Trobe University shows the significant mental health benefits of relationship formalisation among lesbians and gay men.

11 Sep 2015Scoring goals for social inclusion

Students team up with Bendigo sports league to foster social inclusion

08 Sep 2015Ancient DNA charts human migration

DNA from thousands of years ago challenges long-held assumptions

31 Aug 2015New Colombo funding boost

La Trobe will receive $600,000 in New Colombo funding

25 Aug 2015#TalkWithMe

More than one million Australians suffer from a communication or swallowing difficulty - speech pathologists can help

20 Aug 2015Raising brain injury awareness

New model of care and rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury is maximising life outcomes

18 Aug 2015Intergenerational fairness

Will the next generation be worse off than the last?

13 Aug 2015Drawtism for autism

How playing pictionary throughout August can help autism research

11 Aug 2015Educating engineers of the future

New undergraduate engineering course boosts job prospects for students

04 Aug 2015Students benefit from hospital reopening

New agreement to re-open La Trobe Private Hospital will provide opportunities for student training

03 Aug 2015Advanced $2.5m surface science lab opens

Man-made heart muscle – and material 200 times stronger than steel

01 Aug 2015La Trobe science inspires Tall Poppies

Secondary students learn science with help of La Trobe postgraduates

01 Aug 2015Maths scholars among world’s elite 100

La Trobe researchers chosen for prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum

30 Jul 2015From Hogwarts to Wi-Fi

La Trobe turns ‘70s brown brick into futuristic learning space

27 Jul 2015Gene study uncovers America’s ancestors

New World not completely isolated from Old after initial migration

24 Jul 2015La Trobe University PhD showcase

PhD showcase – Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

23 Jul 2015New economics for city waterways

Research in psychology and ‘bluespace’ helps urban nature

22 Jul 2015China's hepatitis crises

La Trobe study shows gaps in China’s health system contributing to hepatitis epidemic.

21 Jul 2015Praise for engineering breakthrough

Trans-Tasman recognition for engineering students’ breakthrough

16 Jul 2015MurrayDarling Basin resource in pipeline

New resource hopes to improve information on Murray-Darling Basin

15 Jul 2015La Trobe Law School launches ALHR office

La Trobe Law School set to announce exciting new programs

14 Jul 2015Indigenous community celebrates awards

Naidoc Awards night proves a hit with the Albury-Wodonga community

13 Jul 2015Study gives voice to Pacific Islanders

Migrant communities are often socially and economically marginalised

10 Jul 2015Strong boost in new ARC research grants

La Trobe Linkage project grants success well above national average

08 Jul 2015Regional students rewarded

Regional graduates encouraged to stay near while going far

03 Jul 2015New mental health project targets AFL

New mental health project targets former AFL players

01 Jul 2015Groundbreaking new theory for Stonehenge

Puzzling Stone Age relics ‘information technology’ of our ancestors

25 Jun 2015New family violence screening a success

New method of identifying mothers at risk of violence shows promise

25 Jun 2015The future of Australian Universities

Professor John Dewar discusses his views for Ideas and Society

23 Jun 2015VC's term extended to 2021

Professor John Dewar has been re-appointed for a second term

22 Jun 2015Volunteers the focus for Aspire 2015

La Trobe partners with CFA, St John Ambulance & Duke of Ed for Aspire

22 Jun 2015Melbourne’s north mecca for rare parrot

La Trobe University woodlands a drawcard for endangered Swift Parrott

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