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movember

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

Monash University’s BDI scientists are part of a team awarded a $2.5 million grant to pursue innovative breast and prostate cancer research, thanks to a collaboration between the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Movember

Medicine & health
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Explainer: what is the flesh-eating bacteria that causes Buruli ulcer and how can I avoid it?

A Victorian teenager was recently reported to be suffering from a Buruli ulcer, an infection caused by the “flesh-eating” bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Medicine & health
alzheimers

Living with Alzheimer’s disease – a global challenge

Diagnoses of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, are becoming increasingly common. At Monash University, clinical trials involving a non-invasive form of treatment is showing some promising signs.

Medicine & health
simon

Rethink on beta blockers for heart attack survivors who take their other heart medication

Beta blockers were found to offer no additional survival benefit for heart attack survivors who take two other medicines as prescribed, according to a new study involving Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety.

Medicine & health
EVACTUATION

Hurricane Irma nursing home deaths shows stark dilemma of whether to stay put or evacuate

The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.

Medicine & health
building

Monash University and Victoria launch world’s first Building code for modular construction

A strategic partnership of Monash University, the Victorian Government, Engineers Australia and industry has delivered the world’s first Modular Code of Construction Handbook for industry best practice.

Engineering & technology
monash

Monash unites for ‘City in Motion’ again

For the second consecutive year, Monash Council and Monash University will become the ‘City in Motion’ for Australia, jointly hosting a major community-sporting event from 20 September to 8 October 2017.

Sport
processing

Processing centres in North Africa are not the answer for EU refugees

Last month, French President Emmanuel Macron invited his counterparts from Libya, Niger, Chad, Italy, Germany and Spain to Paris to discuss ways of stopping the flow of irregular migrants and refugees through transit countries.

Arts & culture