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Terry O'Brien

Monash professor urges action on epilepsy drugs

The Australian Government’s PBS urgently needs to update prescribing rules governing the use of anti-epileptic drugs that are putting unborn children and doctors at risk, the head of Monash University’s Department of Neuroscience warns

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 August, 2019
Ross Dickins

Old cells, new tricks - Monash led study challenges our understanding of leukaemia

Researchers from Monash University have discovered a key reason why acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is so difficult to treat and therefore cure.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 August, 2019

Scientists reveal new culprit in kidney damage

A Monash scientist has led a team that found an enzyme widely associated with a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders including depression, may also play an important role in kidney function.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 August, 2019
Male grief

Male grief overlooked after miscarriage, study finds

A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre study revealing how men feel after experiencing a miscarriage has attracted significant media attention.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 July, 2019
Vilija Jokubaitis

Neuroscience researcher a driving force in global women’s MS group

A Department of Neuroscience researcher has become part of the inaugural executive committee of the newly announced International Women in Multiple Sclerosis (iWiMS) network.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 July, 2019
MS symptom

Study links loss of ‘white matter’ in brain to MS symptom

While treatments are becoming increasingly effective in countering many of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), linking actual changes in the brain to its more elusive symptoms is vital to driving the development of therapies that can

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 July, 2019

MAPrc ear canal invention a new tool in identifying depression

Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder (or MDD) can appear similar in patients but distinguishing them is vital for clinicians to give the right and most efficacious treatment.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 27 June, 2019

Walking the walk: using gait to gauge dementia

Monash University Central and Peninsula Clinical School researchers have shown that a person’s gait can predict whether they are headed for dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, and which specific brain functions are involved in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 June, 2019
Sasha Senthi

Novel radiotherapy technique may advance fight against cancer

Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), a novel technology delivering small beams of radiation 50 times stronger than standard treatment safely, is a step closer  following a study led by a Monash University researcher.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 June, 2019