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Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

Science
Eric and Paul

Monash researchers usher in new era of astronomy with the first detection of colliding neutron stars

A team of researchers at Monash University has taken part in the detection of gravitational waves from a pair of merging neutron stars. The result is likely to be remembered as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the 21st

Science

New manufacturing centre to boost medicines export

A new world-class medicines manufacturing centre in Melbourne will provide a major boost in the export of medicines manufactured in Victoria.

Medicine & health
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Scientists look for a new culprit for decreasing turtle birth rates

A 20-year study on the hatchling habits of the leatherback turtle has concluded with a call for further research after scientists were unable to attribute dwindling numbers to climate change.

Science
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New research calls for support for children bereaved by fatal intimate partner violence

Confronting research about children exposed to domestic homicide has been released by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC).

Research
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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
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Spike in serious road injuries among cyclists

The number of Victorian cyclists being admitted to hospital with serious trauma from road crashes has more than doubled in the past nine years, according to a Monash University study.

Medicine & health
Jane Black

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

Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark Monash University study.

Medicine & health