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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
A/Prof Piero Perucca

BGRF honours for neurological researchers focussed on patient outcomes

The 2019 Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation honours have gone to researchers focussed on patients' quality of life. One, Professor Malcolm Horne, has already contributed a lifetime to improving the lives of patients with neurological

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 6 September, 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
Profess Suresh Sundram, Head of Department of Psychiatry, Monash University

Professor Suresh Sundram to lead education and research in mental health at Monash University and Monash Health

Monash University and Monash Health are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Suresh Sundram to the position of Head, Department of Psychiatry, Monash University School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, and Director of Research,

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 9 August, 2019
Vilija Jokubaitis

Neuroscience researcher a driving force in global women’s MS group

A Department of Neuroscience researcher has become part of the inaugural executive committee of the newly announced International Women in Multiple Sclerosis (iWiMS) network.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 July, 2019
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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
Queen's birthday honour roll

Congratulations to Central Clinical School staff awarded Queen's Birthday Honours!

Central Clinical School had a number of staff awarded Queen's Birthday Honours over the long weekend. We're exceedingly proud of them and the service they've provided to the School and the community through their research, clinical practice and

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 13 June, 2019
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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

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Study investigates MS medication use in pregnant women

The number of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has steadily increased over the past 50 years with women three times more likely to develop MS than men, resulting in a greater number of women of childbearing age presenting to neurologists in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 March, 2019