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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.

Fuel efficiency and emissions focus of motoring research partnership
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Fuel efficiency and emissions focus of motoring research partnership

The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is driving innovation in the passenger vehicle industry, and the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of research efforts through its longstanding partnership with the Ford Motor Company.

Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype
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Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype

The brain’s electrical conductivity creates a special place in medicine for electrical engineers. It has allowed them to open new frontiers, using implanted electronic devices to bypass damaged human sense organs and reconnect the brain to information about the external world.