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Discovery may help reduce renal failure in those with diabetic kidney disease

A new discovery has the potential to slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes. A key immune system pathway which causes inflammation can be disrupted by a drug.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 October, 2019
2019 Tall Poppy Awards

Monash CCS researchers recognised by Tall Poppy science awards

CCS researchers Associate Professor Anne Abbott and Dr Joseph Doyle have been honoured in the 2019 Victorian Tall Poppy Science Awards from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 17 October, 2019

Monash researchers develop new gene therapy tool

Gene therapy – the insertion of genes into cells to treat disease – holds great potential for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancers. Yet efficient and safe delivery of the genes to the right cells remains a significant,

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 11 October, 2019

Body clock linked to healthy ticker

While many innovations improve our health, our tech-heavy lifestyles can have unintended side effects. Academy Fellow Professor Paul Zimmet AO has suggested that modern disruption of our “body clocks” may increase rates of heart

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 10 October, 2019

Monash CCS researcher Professor Jenny Hoy honoured by Academy Fellowship

Congratulations to CCS's Professor Jennifer Hoy, whose body of work has been recognised with her election as Fellow to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 10 October, 2019

Reflections on the evolving global diabetes epidemic

In the journal Circulation, Professor Paul Zimmet AO reflects on the growth of the diabetes epidemic, the reasons for it, and preventive mechanisms.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 October, 2019

"Whose fault is it that Bob caught syphilis?" Professor Christopher Fairley throws some light

Syphilis cases are on the rise in Australia - between 2013 and 2017, the notification rate of infectious syphilis increased 135% from 7.8 per 100,000 in 2013 to 18.3 per 100,000 in 2017. A solution is desperately needed to reduce its spread.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 October, 2019
Chris Karayiannis

Study links nocturnal blood pressure with diabetes and dementia

Monash University researchers investigating the association between Type 2 diabetes and dementia have found an interesting factor linking the diseases: the dipping of nocturnal blood pressure.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 September, 2019

Heady days: Review charts growth of lung microbiome research

In 2010 scientists reported for the first time that microbiota – the community of microorganisms that includes bacteria – existed in the airways of humans; they were met with disbelief: the healthy lung was thought to be sterile.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 10 September, 2019