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Pioneering lung researchers boost Monash physiotherapy

Central Clinical School (CCS) in partnership with Alfred Health has gained a powerhouse team of researchers in non-pharmacological chronic respiratory disease rehabilitation, making it one of the few specialised sites in the world.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 5 November, 2019

Monash researchers develop new gene therapy tool

Gene therapy – the insertion of genes into cells to treat disease – holds great potential for conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancers. Yet efficient and safe delivery of the genes to the right cells remains a significant,

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 11 October, 2019
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
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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