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Wait a minute! Clamping the umbilical cord later saves preterm babies’ lives

Thousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately.
Clinical Sciences

Research examines oestrogen's protective effect against cardiovascular disease

Dr Stephanie Simonds

Dr Stephanie Simonds, a researcher at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has been announced as one of the 2017 L’Oreal UNESCO For Women In Science (FWIS) Australian Fellows.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 24 January 2017

Breakthrough in understanding autoimmune disease development

Phospholipids – fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells – are highly abundant, but when it comes to autoimmune diseases, their role has largely been overlooked. Recent research has pointed to a role for lipids in numerous diseases, including psoriasis, contact hypersensitivities and allergies. The development of autoimmune diseases such as these is now better understood thanks to researchers from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging (Imaging CoE) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in the USA.


Partnership promotes new treatments for men’s reproductive health disorders

A visit to Monash University has highlighted how academic partnerships between countries can create innovation with global benefits.


Genetics research leads to better understanding of children with ACC

Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a birth defect in which there is a complete or partial absence of the corpus callosum - the major pathway for communication between the brain’s two hemispheres. It occurs when the corpus callosum fails to develop normally during pregnancy.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
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