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Gait

Walking the walk: using gait to gauge dementia

Monash University Central and Peninsula Clinical School researchers have shown that a person’s gait can predict whether they are headed for dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, and which specific brain functions are involved in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 June, 2019
Sasha Senthi

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

Clot-busting drug may affect stroke patients’ immune system: study

A study by Monash University’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) into a drug commonly used to remove blot clots in stroke suggests it may weaken the immune system.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 13 June, 2019
Monash University news

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

Broccoli

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
Diabetic complication

Study finds drug link to harmful diabetic complication

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition. It is associated with very high blood glucose levels and insufficient insulin in the blood, which forces the body to burn fat for energy and leads to a

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 11 April, 2019
Depression

Could magnetic pulses help beat teen depression?

A study showing that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) reduced depression and anxiety in young people has pointed to factors suggesting who would be most likely to benefit from the treatment.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 April, 2019
Bushfire

Why I fight fires

Some of you will be familiar with Anne Crawford, who writes many of our news stories. Anne, a Biomedical science writer, is also a volunteer fire fighter with the Country Fire Association, and recently spent time fighting the serious fires in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 28 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