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Online community designed to support mental health for young people

Computing specialists and mental health professionals are collaborating to create a confidential online community that they hope can provide much-needed support for young people recovering from mental illness.

Intelligent controller to optimise robotic-aided stroke rehabilitation
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Intelligent controller to optimise robotic-aided stroke rehabilitation

The next generation of a robotic aid to help patients regain movement after a stroke is nearing completion as a result of an internationally collaborative initiative involving researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Fluid modelling helps predict heart disease outcomes
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Fluid modelling helps predict heart disease outcomes

The same mathematical equations and supercomputers used to model airflow around passenger jet liners are finding important new applications in medicine.

Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes
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Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes

Novel hydrodynamic modelling is helping to unravel the forces behind the life-threatening clumping of human proteins that can trigger type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as many other conditions.

Data contrasting highlights changing use of city
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Data contrasting highlights changing use of city

Improved traffic management and targeted public transport services are the focus of new algorithms being developed to draw meaning from the mountains of data now available about where we travel, how, and when.

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Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease

Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.