Skin cell breakthrough could lead to new treatments

An international research team has discovered how different populations of immune cells come to enter and then reside long-term in the skin, a discovery that could lead to therapies targeting the harmful cells that can cause skin diseases while keeping protective cells intact.

New energy expertise goes global with international partnership

20 November 2023

Federation researchers will help a resource-rich state diversify its electricity generation and ensure a more secure energy grid.

Extending the life of critical infrastructure assets

5 December 2023

Federation is hosting an international conference to help engineers to improve the performance and productivity of key industrial and infrastructure assets.

Crunching the numbers on cyclone trends and global warming

22 November 2023

Two papers published in the prestigious Nature Climate Change have argued that using different datasets and analysis techniques may lead to conflicting results on tropical cyclone trends.


Tracking koalas to learn more about their habitat and health

17 November 2023

VIDEO  Researchers and students are tracking Ballarat's koalas to understand how they use the landscape, discover more about their abundance, and use genetic testing to learn about their health.


How closed mines can deliver environmental, social, cultural and economic value

16 November 2023

VIDEO  Professor Thomas Baumgartl explains why mine closure research is essential for establishing safe and sustainable environments and finding solutions for regions affected by mining.


Bridging the gap between research and real-world needs

8 November 2023

VIDEO  The Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) is celebrating its 25th anniversary – a rare feat for a research centre to have survived and thrived for so long.

In the 1800s, colonial settlers moved Ballarat’s Yarrowee River. The impacts are still felt today

3 November 2023

The discovery of gold in Ballarat transformed its landscape to a staggering degree. Within days, and despite the news being initially suppressed, hundreds of men had gathered along the Yarrowee River.

Making sense of soil indicators

1 November 2023

Farmers, agronomists and researchers are being invited to participate in a project that looks at the factors influencing their decisions about soil indicators.