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High-sugar diets found to significantly reduce the lifespan of flies

Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives – even after their diet improves – an international study involving Monash University has found.

Science

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology.

Software like PowerPoint, for example, which has long been used as an education tool, wasn’t designed for education. Nonetheless, it has been a staple tool in education settings, used as a way to present information in template, bite-size formats.

University news

Aggressive prostate cancer secrets revealed in landmark study

A landmark study, led by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute with the involvement of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Medicine & health

Antidepressants – a death trap for our fish

While antidepressants may keep humans happy they are detrimental to our fish population, according to new international research led by Monash University biologists.

Science

Explainer: we can learn a lot from the changing night sky

You cannot feel or hear the world turning. It does not rumble through space. But you can see it turn with your own eyes every day and night. And, with patience, you can see Earth travel around the Sun.

Science
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