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Melbourne, Australia

Deakin University is an Australian public university with approximately 47,000 higher education students in 2014. Established in 1974, the University was named after the leader of the Australian federation movement and the nation's second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. It has campuses in Geelong, Warrnambool and Burwood, Melbourne in the state of Victoria. Current Vice-Chancellor is Jane den Hollander.Deakin University receives more than A$600 million in operating revenue annually, and controls more than A$1.3 billion in assets. It received more than A$35 million in research income in 2011 and had 1,493 research students in 2012. In 2009, its academics authored 33 books, 233 refereed conference papers, and 705 refereed journal papers. Wikipedia.

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Deakin University and The Florey Institute Of Neuroscience And Mental Health | Date: 2015-06-05

The present invention relates generally to methods for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of neurological diseases and disorders involving administration of trans 10-HDA. In particular, the methods of the present invention are useful in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of acquired or progressive neurodevelopmental disorders and conditions in mammals. More particularly, methods are taught herein for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of diseases and disorders such as autism spectrum disorders.

News Article | April 17, 2017

The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. On landscapes around the world, environmental change is bringing people and large carnivores together--but the union is not without its problems. Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise as development continues unabated and apex predators begin to reoccupy their former ranges. Further complicating matters, many of these species are now reliant on human-provided foods, such as livestock and trash. For this episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Dr. Thomas Newsome of Deakin University and the University of Sydney. Writing in BioScience, Newsome and his colleagues use gray wolves and other large predators as case studies to explore the effects of human-provided foods. They find numerous instances of species' changing their social structures, movements, and behavior when these resources are available. Perhaps most concerning, they've found that human-fed populations often form distinct genetic subgroups, which could lead to future speciation events. To hear the whole discussion, visit this link for this latest episode of the BioScience Talks podcast.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: INT-04-2015 | Award Amount: 3.72M | Year: 2016

This Project aims to address an increasingly pressing global challenge: How to achieve the EUs development goals and the UNs Sustainable Development Goals, while meeting the global target of staying within two degrees global warming and avoid transgressing other planetary boundaries. EU policies must align with sustainable development goals (Article 11 TFEU). The impacts of climate change and global loss of natural habitat undermine the progress achieved by pursuing the Millennium Development Goals and threaten the realisation of EU development policy goals. Our focus is the role of EUs public and private market actors. They have a high level of interaction with actors in emerging and developing economies, and are therefore crucial to achieving the EUs development goals. However, science does not yet cater for insights in how the regulatory environment influences their decision-making, nor in how we can stimulate them to make development-friendly, environmentally and socially sustainable decisions. Comprehensive, ground-breaking research is necessary into the regulatory complexity in which EU private and public market actors operate, in particular concerning their interactions with private and public actors in developing countries. Our Consortium, leading experts in law, economics, and applied environmental and social science, is able to analyse this regulatory complexity in a transdisciplinary and comprehensive perspective, both on an overarching level and in depth, in the form of specific product life-cycles: ready-made garments and mobile phones. We bring significant new evidence-based insights into the factors that enable or hinder coherence in EU development policy; we will advance the understanding of how development concerns can be successfully integrated in non-development policies and regulations concerning market actors; and we provide tools for improved PCD impact assessment as well as for better corporate sustainability assessment.

Stanford N.,Deakin University | Barnett M.R.,Deakin University
International Journal of Plasticity | Year: 2013

Mg-Zn binary alloys with concentrations between 0 and 2.8 wt% Zn have been prepared and processed via hot rolling and annealing to produce specimens with a strong basal texture and a range of grain sizes. These have been deformed in three different strain paths: tension, compression and shear, in order to promote the dominance of prismatic slip, {101̄2} twinning and basal slip, respectively. This experimental data has been used to create Hall-Petch plots for each deformation mode. It has been found that the prismatic slip system has a plateau in its Hall-Petch plot above grain sizes of ∼30 μm, and solute softening of the prismatic system was found to be operative only at grain sizes above ∼50 μm. In compression, the stress required to activate twinning was found to be insensitive to Zn concentration. It is proposed that solute softening and anomalous Hall-Petch behaviour of prismatic slip be understood in terms of the dominance of the cross-slip stress in coarse grained materials. The effect of grain size on the relative strength of basal slip, prismatic slip and {101̄2} twinning is also discussed. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The application of the 'ecosystem approach' to marine conservation management demands knowledge of the distribution patterns of the target species or communities. This information is commonly obtained from species distribution models (SDMs). This article explores an important but rarely acknowledged assumption in these models: almost all species may be present, but simply not detected by the particular survey method. However, nearly all of these SDM approaches neglect this important characteristic. This leads to the violation of a fundamental assumption of these models, which presuppose the detection of a species is equal to one (i.e. at each survey locality, a species is perfectly detected). In this article, the concept of imperfect detection is discussed, how it potentially influences the prediction of species' distributions is examined, and some statistical methods that could be used to incorporate the detection probability of species in estimates of their distribution are suggested. The approaches discussed here could improve the collection and interpretation of marine biological survey data and provide a coherent way to incorporate detection probability estimates in the modelling of species distributions. This will ultimately lead to an unbiased and more rigorous understanding of the distribution of species in the marine environment. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Sharma S.S.,Deakin University
Applied Energy | Year: 2011

This study investigates the determinants of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) for a global panel consisting of 69 countries using a dynamic panel data model. To make the panel data analysis more homogenous, we also investigate the determinants of CO2 emissions for a number of sub-panels. These sub-panels are constructed based on the income level of countries. In this way, we end up with three income panels; namely, high income, middle income, and low income panels. The time component of our dataset is 1985-2005 inclusive. Our main findings are that trade openness, per capita GDP, and energy consumption, proxied by per capita electric power consumption and per capita total primary energy consumption, have positive effects on CO2 emissions. Urbanisation is found to have a negative impact on CO2 emissions in high income, middle income, and low income panels. For the global panel, only GDP per capita and per capita total primary energy consumption are found to be statistically significant determinants of CO2 emission, while urbanisation, trade openness, and per capita electric power consumption have negative effects on the CO2 emissions. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Wen C.E.,Deakin University
Scripta Materialia | Year: 2010

Commercial Ti with a multimodal grain structure was successfully produced using cryorolling, followed by low-temperature annealing. This multimodal grain structure Ti exhibited a combination of high yield strength (926 MPa), a uniform elongation of 11% and a failure elongation of 23%. The strength enhancement was mainly derived from the ultrafine equiaxed grains, while the improved ductility originated from the large fraction of high-angle grain boundaries and the multimodal grain structure. © 2010 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Deakin University | Date: 2015-02-05

The present disclosure relates to aptamers and uses thereof, in particular, aptamers which specifically bind to CD133 and which are particularly useful in the diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer.

The invention relates to a method of treatment and/or prophylaxis of a disease or disorder of the central nervous system comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a xanthone-rich plant extract, or a compound derived from a xanthone-rich plant extract. The invention also relates to use of a xanthone-rich plant extract, or a compound derived from a xanthone-rich plant extract, in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of a disease or disorder of the central nervous system and to a xanthone-rich plant extract, or a compound derived from a xanthone-rich plant extract, for use in the treatment and/or prophylaxis of a disease or disorder of the central nervous system.

Deakin University | Date: 2015-10-01

The present application provides a motion simulator apparatus and method of use. The motion simulator apparatus may include an anthropomorphic robot arm adapted to provide at least six degrees of freedom of movement, a user pod for receiving a user and being operatively connected to the anthropomorphic robot arm, and a haptic interface operatively associated with the user pod for providing haptic feedback to the user in correspondence with the movement of the user pod.

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