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Monash graduates Dr Gillian Singleton and Alvin Tjhayo

October graduation ceremony welcomes next generation of Monash alumni

Over 400 graduates were welcomed to the Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences alumni community on Monday October 28 at Robert Blackwood Hall. As part of the celebrations, distinguished alumni Dr Sally Cockburn and David Peake returned

Education 1 November, 2019

Discovery may help reduce renal failure in those with diabetic kidney disease

A new discovery has the potential to slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes. A key immune system pathway which causes inflammation can be disrupted by a drug.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 18 October, 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

Body clock linked to healthy ticker

While many innovations improve our health, our tech-heavy lifestyles can have unintended side effects. Academy Fellow Professor Paul Zimmet AO has suggested that modern disruption of our “body clocks” may increase rates of heart

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 10 October, 2019

Reflections on the evolving global diabetes epidemic

In the journal Circulation, Professor Paul Zimmet AO reflects on the growth of the diabetes epidemic, the reasons for it, and preventive mechanisms.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 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
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
Professor Michael Cowley.

Diabetes research receives NHMRC Investigator grant

Congratulations to Professor Michael Cowley, Head Department of Physiology at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, on receiving a Leadership level Investigator grant of $1,600,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 3 September, 2019