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Leishmania test 2

Monash-led collaboration lands A$1 million to tackle deadly disease

A coalition of researchers from Monash University, the University of Melbourne and The Indian Institute of Chemical Biology has been awarded A$1 million in research funding to develop a new treatment for the disease Leishmaniasis.

Medicine & health
Overview

New research exposes an evolutionary arms race – virus vs. host

Monash University scientists have solved a 40-year old mystery and shed light on an evolutionary arms race played out between cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the immune system.

Medicine & health

Humans affected by species on the move

A new international study involving a Monash terrestrial ecologist and invertebrate physiologist has highlighted how humans are being affected by climate-driven changes in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species around the world.

Science
Researchers

‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have led an international study that found – for the first time – that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial

Medicine & health
Mine rehab

Artificial soils could be key in rehabilitation of Latrobe Valley coal mines

With Hazelwood Power Station commencing its staged shutdown, creating artificial soils from waste materials could provide an environmentally friendly option for rehabilitating the adjoining mine, according to a leading mining researcher from Monash

Engineering & technology
linking

Fainting disorder mechanism figured out

Monash University researchers have discovered the mechanism underlying the fainting disorder, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), the condition famously affecting the former lead singer of The Wiggles.

Medicine & health
Inhaler

New medicine to prevent mothers dying in childbirth succeeds in first trial in humans

The Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) today announced positive results from a first-in-human study of a new, inhaled form of a medicine that could significantly reduce maternal deaths around the world. The results open

Wolbachia

A$7 million awarded to Eliminate Dengue Program to combat mosquito-borne viruses

The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University has received AUD$7 million from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to continue development of its unique defence against mosquito-borne viruses.

Research