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Monash/Chinese researchers probe high-fat seizure-reducing diet

A high-fat diet used to treat epilepsy in children has become the focus of a newly established collaboration between Monash University’s Department of Neuroscience and Chinese researchers.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 14 February, 2019
Dr Sebastian Scheer and Professor Colby Zaph.

Chemical biology toolbox proves handy in epigenetic exploration

Scientists from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), along with collaborators from the University of Toronto, have revealed a previously unknown use for an anti-cancer therapeutic in the immune system.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 14 February, 2019
PhD students Yan Wang and Tara Scott.

Hypertension awards for PhD students

Two PhD students from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s (BDI) Department of Pharmacology  were honoured at the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA) meeting late last year.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 13 February, 2019
Monash BDI's Dr Thierry Izoré.

‘Hot bug’ study attracts research grant

Thermobifida fusca,a member of the bacteria family, thrives in temperatures of around 55 degrees Celsius and is commonly found in rotting organic material, such as compost or piles of manure.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 13 February, 2019

Outstanding contributions to health recognised with Australia Day Honours

The extraordinary achievements of the Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences community were formally recognised with Australia Day honours this year.

Research 12 February, 2019
MMI's Dr Juan Nunez-Iglesias.

Monash scientist’s imaging software work earns new fellowship

An unconventional funding scheme co-launched by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan has homed in on a Monash University scientist and offered to fund his work on imaging software that aids biomedical researchers worldwide.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 12 February, 2019

Grant wins for STAREE and work disability research

The end of 2018 came with a flurry of successful grants, and a media call with the Federal Minister for Health to announce two of them.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 11 February, 2019

National report into child deaths paints poor picture

Approximately one child is killed by a parent in Australia each fortnight, according to a damning national report into filicide released today (Wednesday 6 February 2019) by the Australian Government’s Institute of Criminology.

Primary and Allied Health Care 8 February, 2019
Silvana Marasco

Rib fixation: becoming popular but does it benefit patients?

A paper by Monash University researchers and surgeons at the Alfred Hospital has cast doubt on the growing practice of rib fixation in some patients with chest injuries.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 February, 2019