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World renowned Ugandan trauma surgeon to deliver keynote at Global Emergency Care Conference

Alfred Health Emergency and Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine are honoured to host highly acclaimed Ugandan emergency and trauma surgeon Dr Kobusingye as keynote speaker for the eighth annual Global Emergency Care Conference

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 13 September, 2019
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Prescription opioids: both a blessing and a curse

Opioids are among the most powerful analgesics available to medicine, but they have huge capacity to cause harm. In trying to solve one problem, is a bigger one being created?

Lens 11 September, 2019

Novel drug may transform epilepsy treatment

Monash University scientists have demonstrated that a novel drug can prevent the development of seizures in an animal model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE), the most common type of epilepsy that develops after a brain injury.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 6 September, 2019

Congratulations to our August NHMRC grant recipients

Congratulations to our successful applicants in the August NHMRC grant round – with four of our researchers awarded Investigator Grants, one awarded a Partnership Project, and three awarded Centres of Research Excellence.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 6 September, 2019

BRANZ annual report confirms poorer outcomes for older burns patients

New data released by the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) reveals for the first time the impact of burns on Australia’s over 65 year-olds, and researchers are calling on a diverse cross-section of professionals to take

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 7 August, 2019
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Golden Staph could be ‘fooling’ the body in the development of autoimmune disease

A study led by Professor Richard Kitching from the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases has found that the body may be ‘’fooled’’ by a plasmid-derived protein from some types of Staph aureus (golden Staph), resulting in the

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 2 August, 2019

MAPrc ear canal invention a new tool in identifying depression

Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder (or MDD) can appear similar in patients but distinguishing them is vital for clinicians to give the right and most efficacious treatment.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 27 June, 2019
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Novel radiotherapy technique may advance fight against cancer

Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), a novel technology delivering small beams of radiation 50 times stronger than standard treatment safely, is a step closer  following a study led by a Monash University researcher.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 June, 2019
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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