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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.

Medicine & health
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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.

Medicine & health

Muscle disease research wins scientist prestigious national award

Seventy per cent of human genes are found in zebrafish and it’s this incredible commonality which has helped Monash University early career researcher Dr Avnika Ruparelia to better understand the causes of progressive muscle weakness.

Science
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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
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
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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