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Chris Karayiannis

Study links nocturnal blood pressure with diabetes and dementia

Monash University researchers investigating the association between Type 2 diabetes and dementia have found an interesting factor linking the diseases: the dipping of nocturnal blood pressure.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 September, 2019

Heady days: Review charts growth of lung microbiome research

In 2010 scientists reported for the first time that microbiota – the community of microorganisms that includes bacteria – existed in the airways of humans; they were met with disbelief: the healthy lung was thought to be sterile.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 10 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
Andrew Spencer

Monash researchers a step closer to myeloma blood test

A Monash University team has advanced its research into developing a novel blood test to detect multiple myeloma. The liquid biopsy test also has the potential in the future to give clinicians an indication of how a patient is responding to

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 29 August, 2019
Prof Lei Zhang

Plans for China/Australia sexual health centre gain momentum

The head of the Central Clinical School, Professor Stephen Jane, will visit China next week to discuss plans for a new joint centre researching sexual health, a collaboration between Monash University and Xi'an Jiaotong University

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 22 August, 2019
Terry O'Brien

Monash professor urges action on epilepsy drugs

The Australian Government’s PBS urgently needs to update prescribing rules governing the use of anti-epileptic drugs that are putting unborn children and doctors at risk, the head of Monash University’s Department of Neuroscience warns

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 15 August, 2019
Kidney

Scientists reveal new culprit in kidney damage

A Monash scientist has led a team that found an enzyme widely associated with a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders including depression, may also play an important role in kidney function.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 August, 2019
Male grief

Male grief overlooked after miscarriage, study finds

A Melbourne Sexual Health Centre study revealing how men feel after experiencing a miscarriage has attracted significant media attention.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 July, 2019
MS symptom

Study links loss of ‘white matter’ in brain to MS symptom

While treatments are becoming increasingly effective in countering many of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), linking actual changes in the brain to its more elusive symptoms is vital to driving the development of therapies that can

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 July, 2019