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Robyn O'Hehir

Trailblazing scientist gains state honour

The Central Clinical School’s Professor Robyn O'Hehir AO FAHMS has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2019.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 March, 2019
MS

Study investigates MS medication use in pregnant women

The number of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has steadily increased over the past 50 years with women three times more likely to develop MS than men, resulting in a greater number of women of childbearing age presenting to neurologists in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 March, 2019
Associate Professor Andrew Wei

New treatment of acute myeloid leukemia achieves remarkable results in a disease formerly with little hope

The prognosis for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is poor: very few achieve remission and for those that don’t the option is largely palliative. Every year almost 1000 Australians die of the disease and clinical trials into

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 March, 2019
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Monash study reveals flawed data influenced WHO oxygen guidelines

A study by a Monash University professor has exposed compromised data that was used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support its guidelines on administering highly concentrated oxygen to all patients having surgery.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 14 March, 2019
James Lee

Personalised medicine investigation for rare thyroid cancers

Dr James Lee from the Department of Surgery was recently awarded a $120,000 philanthropic grant from the The Aftershock Foundation, a not-for-profit  organisation in the rare cancer space. The gift agreement includes a further $100,000

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
Stealthing

Study suggests ‘stealthing’ – non-consensual condom removal – a common practice

A Monash University researcher has conducted the first study globally into the prevalence of ‘stealthing’ or non-consensual condom removal, finding that one in three women, and one in five men who have sex with men (MSM) have been

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
Emma Foster

Studies point to need for better scrutiny of first ever seizures

To PhD candidate Dr Emma Foster, researching the human brain and its mysteries poses a fascinating intellectual challenge. To Dr Foster as a clinician, it means potentially seeing first-hand patients’ lives improved by new ways of managing

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
Velandai Srikanth

Research suggests diabetes may affect brain atrophy earlier than thought

Studies by Monash University’s Peninsula Clinical School researchers have deepened knowledge about the link between type 2 diabetes and dementia, and suggest that the effect of diabetes on brain atrophy may begin in middle rather than

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019

A new approach to an old disease: World-first study to predict complications in premature babies

A staggering 1 in 4 babies born premature have an additional diagnosis of fetal growth restriction (FGR) every year in Australia.

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 4 March, 2019