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Dr Justin W. Adams and Dr Luca Fiorenza.

Maternal secrets of our earliest ancestors unlocked

Extended parental care is considered one of the hallmarks of human evolution. In a stunning new research result published today in Nature, an international team of researchers from Monash and Southern Cross University revealed for the first time the parenting habits of one of our earliest extinct ancestors.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Active sleep is more than just counting sheep

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New research by neuroscientists at Monash University shows that the sleeping brain has the capacity to encode important pieces of information - even though the body is resting.

Turner Institute

Monash academic in push for better global MS care

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
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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
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