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My Support Space Launch

On Wednesday 1 August, Monash University welcomed the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, the Honourable Jane Prentice MP to officially launch My Support Space -an online resource offering free education and

Medicine 15 August, 2018

World-first pilot of ‘living’ stroke guidelines

Cochrane Australia has worked with the Stroke Foundation to secure Federal government funding that is set to revolutionise the rapid translation of medical discoveries about stroke into clinical practice, saving countless lives and improving

15 August, 2018

Social impact award for Sri Lanka project

Huge congratulations to Dr Jayamini Illesinghe, Marina Skiba and Tomas Zahora for their Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research Impact (Social and Economic). The award recognises their work to improve the standard of medical research in Sri

14 August, 2018

New centre for women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary care

A collaboration between the Monash Department of General Practice and Public Health and Preventive Medicine has resulted in a new $2.5 million NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 10 August, 2018
Associate Professor Lee Wong with Dr Hsiao Voon.

Monash researchers make key insight into brain cancer biology

Brain cancers kill more children than any other disease and more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer. A lack of understanding about how these cancers form and develop and lack of effective treatments for the most common and

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 August, 2018
Dr Robin Hobbs and PhD student Mai La.

Stem cell findings raise hopes for male infertility therapies

Men are fertile throughout their lifespan because of the continual production of sperm in the testes, which is dependent on a small population of germline stem cells. But exactly which cells within the testes are functioning as stem cells has

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 6 August, 2018
Dr Greg Moseley with Dr Stephen Rawlinson and PhD student Tianyue Zhao.

Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer

Henipaviruses are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in East and Southeast Asia.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 4 August, 2018
FusC crystal structure.

Mysterious mechanism of plant-rotting bacterium exposed

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have made important – and fascinating – insights into a survival mechanism in a bacterium that causes rotting in certain plants, among them a highly

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 3 August, 2018

Heatwave deaths to rise as Earth warms

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a new Monash–led study

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1 August, 2018