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Landmark Australian study reveals gait is a predictor of dementia

It is estimated that over 436,000 Australians are living with dementia. Globally, a person is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds and there is an urgent need for inexpensive tests that can pick up signs of dementia early.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 30 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
Elderly man looking at sunrise

Landmark study to assess long-term health risks and benefits of prior aspirin use in elderly

Researchers at Monash University and the US-based Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research, part of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, are expanding on the landmark aspirin trial, ASPREE, with a five-year follow up study to

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1 August, 2019

Can psychological trauma be passed down to children?

Dr Joanne Ryan, Head of the Biological Neuropsychiatry and Dementia Unit, is in the midst of an exciting project exploring epigenetic changes that affect mental health, and how these may be passed down through generations.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 28 June, 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
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

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day in the best way possible

Every May 20th marks International Clinical Trials Day, and our School had an opportunity to celebrate in an extraordinary way this year; two of our major clinical trials were recognised with awards from the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 21 May, 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
Velandai Srikanth

Research suggests diabetes may affect brain atrophy earlier than thought

Studies by Monash University’s Peninsula Clinical School researchers have deepened knowledge about the link between type 2 diabetes and dementia, and suggest that the effect of diabetes on brain atrophy may begin in middle rather than

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019