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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
Associate Professor Renea Taylor.

Funding boost to find new gene test for high-risk prostate cancers

A genetic test to detect deadly prostate cancers could be one step closer today, following a $500,000 grant for new research funded by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 1 October, 2019
Professor Tony Tiganis.

A simple nasal spray may help control appetite, burn fat and reduce weight, landmark study finds

Monash BDI scientists, led by Professor Tony Tiganis, have unlocked the mystery as to how two naturally occurring hormones impact obesity. The solution, published in Cell Reports, may be a nasal spray that works to depress appetite and increase

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 11 September, 2019
BDI Benchwarmers playing against the Peter Mac Bloods. Credit Henry Kwan.

BDI Benchwarmers back on the field

The Monash BDI Benchwarmers have just competed in the Medical Research Institute Cup, an annual Aussie Rules Football competition between the scientists and staff of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), La

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 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
Jake shortt

Associate Professor Jake Shortt receives SERP grant for myeloma research

Congratulations to Associate Professor Jake Shortt, Head of Haematology Research at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and Clinical Lead at Monash Haematology, on receiving the Leukaemia Foundation's Strategic Ecosystem Research

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 12 August, 2019
Ross Dickins

Old cells, new tricks - Monash led study challenges our understanding of leukaemia

Researchers from Monash University have discovered a key reason why acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is so difficult to treat and therefore cure.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 August, 2019

Large study shows beneficial role of testosterone for postmenopausal women

Professor Susan Davis, Head of the Women’s Health Research Program at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, has led a team of researchers who have demonstrated that testosterone supplementation may significantly improve

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 26 July, 2019
Ming Shen Tham, Brady Cress and Tabinda Hussain

Monash BDI 3MT final

Imagine finding yourself in the same elevator as Bill Gates or Elon Musk. The businessman turns to you and, after discovering that you are a scientist, asks “Why should I fund your research?” You have until the elevator reaches its

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 11 June, 2019