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Enhancing Computational Neuroscience through international collaboration

We are privileged to have key international researcher, Prof Gustavo (Gus) Deco, visiting MICCN this month from Spain.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
Samara Wilson

Alcohol, drugs, and the impact on partners

When we think of issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use, we usually only consider the direct effects on the consumer. Such problematic issues, however, also heavily impact the partners, who face an increased risk of experiencing domestic vi

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
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Helping Aussie kids reach their full potential

The human brain undergoes massive developmental change from infancy to early adulthood. Disruption to neurodevelopment can be dramatic, leading to clinical conditions marked by failure to attain appropriate cognitive, motor, emotional or social de

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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

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Do we gamble by choice or by design of gaming machines and our social environment?

Our social environments can powerfully manipulate our thoughts and behaviour. So powerfully, that gambling advertising and gaming machines such as pokies play a significant role in some people getting hooked on gambling. But what we should do abou

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
Professor Mary Jane Black

Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease later in life, Monash research finds

How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of pre

Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Professor Michael Morgan, Dr Lucie Joschko, Dr Mike McDonald, Dr Caroline Gurvich, Professor John Carroll, Dr Aldeida Aleti, Dr Susie Ho

Athena SWAN is making a positive impact on gender equity

Last Tuesday, as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, the Monash University Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team shared its prel

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2017 Dean’s Awards for Excellence

The talent and dedication of outstanding members of the Faculty are recognised through the Dean’s Awards for Excellence.

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Immunotherapy: looking for ways to enhance the immune system. Picture: Prima BioMed

Prima Biomed and Monash University receive funding grant for LAG-3 research project

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Prima BioMed Ltd (ASX: PRR; NASDAQ: PBMD) (“Prima” or the “Company”) announces that the Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Prima and research partner Monash University a A$360,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Associate Professor Helen Abud and Associate Professor Paul McMurrick

Bowel cancer ‘organoids’ research boosted by $300k grant

A generous philanthropic grant from The Collie Foundation will boost ground-breaking clinical and translational bowel cancer research being undertaken by a Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Cabrini Health collaborative team.

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Protein discovery may boost egg quality and increase chances of a healthy pregnancy

Monash researchers have found the loss of a particular protein may be crucial in understanding why the eggs of some women fail to fertilise or, when they do, have a greater incidence of chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Smartphone apps - memory aids for people with brain injuries

During Brain Injury Awareness Week, new research has emerged from Monash University showing that smartphone apps may actually help people with memory impairment from brain injuries, debunking earlier concerns that technology makes our brain’s

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The Monash team (from left to right): Dr Kade Roberts, Dr Tony Velkov, Professor Jian Li, Professor Roger Nation (and Associate Professor Philip Thompson, absent due to business travel)

Monash scientists gain multimillion-dollar NIH grant for ‘superbug’ drug discovery program

A world-leading team, led by Professor Jian Li from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further its pioneering work on drug discovery,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Dr Florian Wiede and Professor Tony Tiganis

Scientists make critical insights into T-cell development

In important fundamental research, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have identified a crucial part of the enzyme’s role in early T-cell development, and have shown that decreased levels of this enzyme can lead to the type of T-

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MonashHeart and Monash University research into coronary artery disease wins trifecta of prizes

MonashHeart interventional cardiology fellow and Monash University PhD candidate Dr Abdul Ihdayhid was recognised for his ground-breaking research into coronary artery disease, receiving two highly prestigious awards in Perth last week, following on

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Professor Trevor Lithgow

International award supports collaborative antimicrobial research

Monash University's Professor Trevor Lithgow has been awarded China’s ‘Foreign Expert Award’, given to engage top international talent from around the globe to drive key breakthroughs and advance emerging disciplines.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Dr Tony Velkov and Professor Jian Li

'Superbug' battle bolstered by major US National Institutes of Health grant

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI)scientists investigating antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' have secured a highly competitive US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to boost their internationally leading research. Led by Professor

Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Professor Kate Denton

Monash scientist honoured by coveted US award for hypertension research

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) Professor Kate Denton has received the highly-regarded Harriet Dustan Award from the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council for Hypertension Research.

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Dr David Stroud from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

New genetic analysis approach could improve diagnosis for mitochondrial disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the  Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), have shown a new approach to genetic analysis could greatly improve

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Monash researchers awarded more than $3.65 million for dementia research

Three research teams from the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have been awarded a total of over $3.65 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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