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It’s a certain drive to question the answers and go beyond convention that makes research at Monash different. We believe that great research, when properly applied, can lead to lasting and positive change in the world.

Latest research

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Monash researchers usher in new era of astronomy with the first detection of colliding neutron stars

A team of researchers at Monash University has taken part in the detection of gravitational waves from a pair of merging neutron stars. The result is likely to be remembered as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the 21st century.

Science

Global warming predicted to trigger more frequent and intense thunderstorms in the tropics

A new analysis of climate-change predictions suggests that the frequency of severe thunderstorms is likely to increase in tropical and sub-tropical regions as the planet warms.

Science

Early global greenhouse event gave rise to fire-adapted trees

Conifers that were living at the South Pole show an extreme adaptation to forest fires. Until now, the origin of this ability has been unknown from the fossil record.

Science

Kidney findings a first for Japan

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute, collaborating with researchers from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, have shown for the first time that Japanese people have significantly fewer nephrons, the tiny filtering units in kidneys, than most other races.

Medicine & health

Simple blood test reduces antibiotic use in patients with acute respiratory infections

Patients with acute respiratory infections should be tested for a blood marker for bacterial infection to determine antibiotic treatment, according to the large international study including research at Monash University.

Medicine & health
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