Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients.


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Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease.

Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress. …

Curtin University has risen 30 places to equal 234th in the world, according to the US News and World Report’s latest global rankings.


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Curtin University has risen 30 places to equal 234th in the world, according to the US News and World Report’s latest global rankings.

The fifth annual ranking, which considers the University’s academic research performance and global reputation, also placed Curtin ninth in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted Curtin continued to enhance its performance in global rankings, jumping 30 places from last year’s result.

“The US News and World Report’s Best Global University Rankings show Curtin continues to rise through international rankings, …

The University of Adelaide’s new Financial Markets Lab will give students real-world experience of working in today’s financial markets.


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The University of Adelaide’s new Financial Markets Lab will give students real-world experience of working in today’s financial markets.

Located in the University’s Nexus 10 building, corner of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, the lab will be used by a wide range of students from the University’s Adelaide Business School.

“The new Financial Markets Lab will provide real-world benefit to students taking business and finance courses,” says Dr Syed Ali, Director, …

New Times Higher Education subject rankings have confirmed La Trobe University is a world leader in health teaching and research.


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La Trobe University has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …