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Rare neurological case raises alerts for clinicians

When a man in his late fifties was referred to neurologist Professor Owen White in August 2016 with double vision, facial weakness and an unsteady gait, it appeared he had suffered something akin to a stroke. The reality was even more sinister. Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 23 May, 2019

Paul Zimmet

Upset ‘body clocks’ may be driving heart disease epidemic

A Monash University researcher is warning that circadian rhythm disturbance –  disruptions to our ‘body clock’ – may be a common factor behind the global diabetes, obesity and heart disease epidemics.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 23 May, 2019

Broccoli! The bitter brassica delivering a sweet health reward

Broccoli, love it or hate it, is well-known as a food that has a host of vitamins, minerals and fibre beneficial to our health in general. Evidence is mounting too that it may have properties to help fight cancer, boost immunity, counter

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 23 May, 2019
Julia harrison

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health appoints new Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

Congratulations to Associate Professor Julia Harrison on being newly appointed as Director, Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 22 May, 2019
Former Monash BDI PhD student, Dr Jaber Firas.

Tissue conversion research honoured by Vice-Chancellor award

A former Monash BDI student has won a coveted Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for thesis excellence – one of only five commendations awarded each year across the whole university. Dr Jaber Firas found out last month that he had been

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 May, 2019
L-R: Imaging CoE PhD students Holly Ung and Blake Mazzitelli.

Students gain international research experience

Blake Mazzitelli, a PhD student from the Whisstock lab at the Monash BDI, has recently returned home after a three-month research placement at Fraunhofer IZI-BB in Potsdam, Germany. Along with fellow Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging student,

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 21 May, 2019

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day in the best way possible

Every May 20th marks International Clinical Trials Day, and our School had an opportunity to celebrate in an extraordinary way this year; two of our major clinical trials were recognised with awards from the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 21 May, 2019
Henry Ma

New findings to change the way stroke is treated

Associate Professor Henry Ma, Head of Stroke in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, and Director of Neurology and Head of the Stroke Unit at Monash Health, is part of a team of Melbourne researchers who have found the time to treat

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 20 May, 2019
Dominique Cadilhac

Professor Dominique Cadilhac wins Stroke Foundation's President's Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Dominique Cadilhac who has won the President's Achievement Award at the Stroke Foundation's 2019 Stroke Awards.

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 20 May, 2019