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Dr Kim Jacobson.

Monash BDI scientist receives Bellberry-Viertel Fellowship

Dr Kim Jacobson, lab head from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), has received the Bellberry-Viertel Fellowship for her work on epigenetic regulation of humoral immunity in health and disease.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Monash academic in push for better global MS care

Helmut Butzkueven

A Monash University academic neurologist has joined forces with other global experts in multiple sclerosis (MS) research and treatment to create – for the first time – a consensus for measurable standards of MS care.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred

Rural emergency doctors lack confidence in trauma control, study finds

A study by critical care researchers has found that as the trauma cases drained from regional hospitals to The Alfred, Royal Children’s and Royal Melbourne hospitals, rural clinicians dealing with these patients have become ‘de-skilled’ and less confident in aspects related to care for injured patients.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred

World first study evaluates low-dose antidepressants for back pain

Back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting half a billion people worldwide. While there are a variety of treatments available, effective therapies are limited. The use of antidepressants to treat back pain is rapidly increasing, with high doses prescribed for depression and lower doses for chronic pain. However, there is currently a lack of evidence for their effectiveness, particularly for the use of low-doses.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Professor Tony Tiganis.

Clues to the link between obesity and liver cancer – and identification of a new risk group

New research from Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of developing deadly liver cancer.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute
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