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Taking care of mental health in the bush
We're helping rural health workers improve the lives of people in their communities.
Cultivating a sustainable future with soil
We're developing new agricultural technology with wide-ranging benefits.
When healthcare meets emotional intelligence
We're helping to ease the emotional toll of caring for others.
Protecting and securing Australia's waterways
We're charting a brighter future for the world by looking after the Murray-Darling basin.
Burn less or burn more? How to save the environment
We're researching the costs and benefits of controlled burning to help save our wildlife.
Embracing the Mediterranean diet
We're demystifying healthy eating, helping to reduce diabetes and heart disease.
We're working on early Parkinson's detection
Our researchers have developed a blood test that could help people with Parkinson's.
Helping transgender people negotiate courts
Learn how our research has the potential to save lives.
Helping those with autism thrive
See how our research is making a difference.
Helpful bacteria and scientific innovation
Bacteria can improve our lives. We're researching the ground-breaking ways we can harness bacteria to improve our lives.
Saving the nation's knees
A knee injury can cut sports careers short. Our researchers are finding a solution.
When the water runs dry
La Trobe researchers look for a way forward by learning from the lessons of the past.
Research on toxic metal could save lives
La Trobe University, in collaboration with University of Adelaide and University of Queensland, has uncovered how the metal cadmium, which is accumulating in the food chain, causes toxicity in living cells.
High tech R&D tackles transport problems
La Trobe University and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) have announced a new partnership to help boost the safety and efficiency of Australia's transport system through greater use of new technology.
Philipp joins world young elite in maths
La Trobe University mathematics researcher, Dr Philipp Bader, has been accepted to attend this year's highly prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany.
Plants may have short term memory
A new international study has found plants may 'remember' periods of environmental stress by using a biochemical process that switches genes on and off.
$5m project to save PNG cocoa industry
La Trobe University is heading a just announced five-year $5 million effort to help Papua New Guinea’s ailing cocoa industry.
La Trobe gears up for super computing
La Trobe University has announced it will use the full range of services provided by the eResearch consortium, Intersect Australia.
Research Centre opens at Northern Health
La Trobe is a partner in a new ground-breaking educational facility - the Northern Centre for Health Education & Research (NCHER) in Epping, which is a landmark addition to Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Replacing classroom with outdoors
New La Trobe research advocates the educational and emotional benefits of the 'great outdoors' for optimal learning.
La Trobe open for business
La Trobe University has become the first in Victoria to make its ideas, discoveries and technologies easily accessible to private industry and potential partners.
Rising rates of conflict hurting kids
New research shows more than one-in-three families are affected by regular inter-parental conflict and children are bearing the brunt.
Connecting sex, health and society
"What do you do?" It's a question that always makes my heart sink, which aspect of what I do should I highlight in the answer to this minefield of a question.
Boats help beat desert climate change
Early Aborigines were either accomplished inland seafarers, or pretty good long-distance swimmers, as they coped with climate change in the middle of the Australian desert some 24,000 years ago.
Is a walk better than a gym session?
A La Trobe University researcher is calling for Bendigo volunteers in a bid to uncover how much exercise we need to guard against diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Ask Grandad sex-ed kit free to school
A unique sex-education resource will be released to schools across Australia next week in response to alarming research that shows more than 40 per cent of teens do not use condoms when they have sex.
Murray Darling Basin resource in pipeline
La Trobe will work with the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre to create an online resource of metagenomic data (environmental DNA samples) taken following environmental flows in the Murray Darling Basin.
New La Trobe and Kyushu Uni partnership
La Trobe and Kyushu partnership puts Maths for Industry on the map.
La Trobe cancer detection breakthrough
La Trobe medical scientist Dr Belinda Parker has unlocked a discovery which will help target treatments for prostate and breast cancer patients more effectively.
Launch of innovative training program
Launch of innovative training program gives people with intellectual disability choice and control.
New approach to treating mental illness
La Trobe University is leading the way in new mental health research which emphasises a social treatment approach - not just medication - for people living with conditions such as Schizophrenia.
Human cell death captured for first time
World-first research has captured the complex stages of the death of a human white blood cell using time-lapse microscopy – a unique phenomenon never seen before.
New medical training centre for students
Our first cohort of health students is a week into their exciting 'hands on' learning experience at the brand new Northern Centre for Health Education and Research facility.
Wasp import set to save Christmas Island
La Trobe scientists have identified a new weapon in the fight against destructive crazy ants on Christmas Island – a tiny Malaysian wasp that will limit the ants' food supply.
The health condition costing 7.4 billion
New La Trobe research calls for urgent training of employers to support staff with arthritis and musculoskeletal issues which are draining workforce productivity to the tune of 7.4 billion dollars a year.
China's hepatitis crises
La Trobe study shows gaps in China's health system contributing to hepatitis epidemic.