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Enzyme behind immune cell response revealed

Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body.

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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.

Medicine & health

An Australian first: Monash launches new Diabetes Department

Monash University has officially launched its new Department of Diabetes – the first and only university department in Australia dedicated to the disease.

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Cancer drug developer wins award for Monash-initiated protein research

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received a sought-after award in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University.

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GPs caught out by increase in female requests for genital cosmetic surgery: study finds

One third of patients requesting female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) are younger than 18, according to a joint Monash study of Australian General Practitioners, with many GPs feeling ill equipped to advise on the surgery.

Medicine & health

Monash announces five year strategy for Peninsula campus

Monash University has acknowledged the importance of the Monash Peninsula campus to the future of the University and its broader role in the social, cultural and economic growth of the Peninsula region with a new five year plan for the campus.

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Boosting immune response may pave way to combat superbug

Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most significant hospital-acquired bacterial pathogens, able to cause life-threatening infections and develop resistance to all currently available antibiotic agents.

Medicine & health

Monash tests show promising results for synthetic skin

Dermal substitution (artificial skin) plays an important role in wound reconstruction after deep burns and injuries, providing a temporary seal to guard against infection and acting as a scaffold for tissue repair.

Medicine & health