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Scientists reveal ‘superbug’s’ artillery

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the ‘superbug’ Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having

Medicine & health
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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
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

Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria

An international research team co-led by a Monash biologist has shown that methane-oxidising bacteria – key organisms responsible for greenhouse gas mitigation – are more flexible and resilient than previously thought.

Science

Of mice and men: why animal trial results don’t always translate to humans

Throughout the era of modern medicine, animals have been used extensively to develop and test therapies before they are tested in humans. Virtually every medical therapy in use today

Medicine & health

Monash University scientists make critical insights into T-cell development

Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s Disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

New genetic analysis approach could improve diagnosis for mitochondrial disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the Monash University, has shown a new approach to genetic analysis could greatly improve diagnostic rates for children with baffling and often fatal mitochondrial diseases.

Medicine & health
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China’s biggest food company looks to Australia for milk product supply

Australia’s dairy industry is set for a boost with a symposium bringing together China’s biggest food company and leading Monash University researchers.

Medicine & health