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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

Aggressive prostate cancer secrets revealed in landmark study

Aggressive prostate cancer secrets revealed

A landmark study, led by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute with the involvement of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Medicine & health

Antidepressants – a death trap for our fish

While antidepressants may keep humans happy they are detrimental to our fish population, according to new international research led by Monash University biologists.

Science

Explainer: we can learn a lot from the changing night sky

You cannot feel or hear the world turning. It does not rumble through space. But you can see it turn with your own eyes every day and night. And, with patience, you can see Earth travel around the Sun.

Science
Physical restraint use: study

Physical restraint use in nursing homes’ study reveals extent of resulting deaths

A 13-year Monash University study has examined deaths due to the physical restraint of people living in nursing homes, in Australia. The study reveals that while the number of deaths is small, at five, the true figure is likely to be greater because of under-reporting and there is the likelihood that restraints are still being used in nursing homes.

Law
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