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The revolutionary ‘single injection’ treatment helping back pain sufferers

There's hope for millions of Australians who suffer from back pain, with scientists discovering a revolutionary treatment that could fix the problem with a single injection.

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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
3D map of molecular scaffold SgK223

3D ‘scaffold’ map to help the search for new cancer treatments

Melbourne researchers have produced the first three-dimensional (3D) map of a molecular ‘scaffold’ called SgK223, known to play a critical role in the development and spread of aggressive breast, colon and pancreatic cancers.&l

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A/Prof Stephanie Gras being presented with a Georgina Sweet Award by Prof Leann Tilley

Sweet success for Monash scientist

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researcher Associate Professor Stephanie Gras has been honoured with a Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science for excellence in the field.

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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

Research
Dr Stephanie Simonds

Research examines oestrogen's protective effect against cardiovascular disease

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.

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NHMRC fellows

Congratulations to our successful NHMRC Fellows

The latest NHMRC Fellowships awarded to researchers from Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) will help ensure the university remains at the forefront of ground-breaking research that will improve the lives

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Professor Jamie Rossjohn

Monash scientist recognised by Fellowship to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Monash University researcher Professor Jamie Rossjohn has been formally inducted into the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). Professor Rossjohn, Head of the Infection and Immunity Program at the M

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Dr Iain Hay

Scientists reveal ‘superbug’s’ artillery

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the ‘superbug’ Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having

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Dr Julia Choate

BDI Physiology lecturer gains prestigious national teaching award

Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Dr Julia Choate, has been recognised by a Federal Government award for teaching excellence. Dr Choate was presented with a 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching, a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to St

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Physiology team receives Vice-Chancellor’s Special Commendation

Congratulations to the Physiology Practical Teaching Laboratory Officer Team who have been awarded a Special Commendation Certificate in the 2017 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff – Team Cate

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For data with destiny, track postgraduate careers

A recent study from Deakin University’s Trina Jorre de St Jorre (“Uni graduates told: Sell your employment talents to bosses”, October 2) revealed that university graduates need to market their talents better to prosp

Research

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.

Research
Professor John Bertram and Dr Go Kanzaki

Kidney findings a first for Japan

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientists in Melbourne, Australia, collaborating with researchers from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, have shown for the first time that Japanese people hav

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Professor Trevor Lithgow

Monash scientist wins Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence

Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientist, Professor Trevor Lithgow, is this year’s winner of the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in Category

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Radical research raises hopes for eye disease treatment for premature babies

Research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.

Clinical Sciences
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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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From left to right: Associate Professor Elgene Lim (Garvan Institute), Dr Renea Taylor (Monash BDI), Professor Alastair Burt (University of Adelaide), Dr Alessandra Muntoni (NBCF), Professor Wayne Tilley (University of Adelaide), Ms Charlotte Webb

Monash in world first as cancer charities unite on $2.5million research grant

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientists are part of a team awarded a $2.5 million grant to pursue innovative breast and prostate cancer research, thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the Nation

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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.

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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

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