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Low birth weight and future heart problems: early clues in the newborn period

A Monash University led study has revealed early clues to identifying which low-weight new born babies are at risk of developing future heart problems, opening the way to better monitoring and treatment.

Medicine & health
World Environ Day

Monash University experts available – World Environment Day 5 June

The following Monash University experts are available for comment on subjects relating to World Environment Day 5 June 2017

Science
fly

Research uses heat to predict species most threatened by climate change

Climate change is a threat to all species, but which species will be under the greatest threat?

Science
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
Wolbachia was transferred from the fruit fly to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes by microinjection at Monash University

Eliminate Dengue global program expands to partner with India

The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University, announced today a new project in India to combat dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases using the program’s innovative, self-sustaining Wolbachia method.

Science
Fly dying

High-sugar diets found to significantly reduce the lifespan of flies

Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives – even after their diet improves – an international study involving Monash University has found.

Science
Monash Amaero announcement

Melbourne’s 3D jet engine technology flies into production in France

The Monash University-led team who printed a jet engine last year have enabled a new venture for manufacturing aerospace components in France.

Coral Warr and research team

Lessons from the humble fly

Proteins usually responsible for the destruction of virally infected or cancerous cells in our immune system have been found to control the release from cells of a critical growth factor...