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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
Expectant mother Adele Baker wearing a Femom remote monitoring device

World-first at-home fetal comprehensive monitoring device being trialled by Monash University researchers

Monash University researchers in Melbourne, in partnership with Biorithm, a Singapore-based start-up, are bringing obstetric healthcare into the 21st century, trialling a new wearable device

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 16 October, 2019

Research findings may change oxygen use in ICUs across the globe

A world-first trial by researchers at Monash University could change how oxygen is administered to millions of people in intensive care units across the world.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 15 October, 2019
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Hospitality drinking culture key focus of new VicHealth investment

A new VicHealth, Monash University and Chisholm Institute campaign will tackle the heavy drinking culture amongst male hospitality workers, as research reveals they are more likely to drink at high levels than other

Eastern Health 14 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
DOHaD 2019 will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Investing in a healthy future for all

The World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre from 20-23 October 2019. This congress has been years in the making, with two Monash scientists leading the successful

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 9 October, 2019
Monash Warwick Alliance Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and researcher at the Monash BDI, Professor Greg Challis.

Pathogen treatment one step closer

One of the WHO’s three critical priority pathogens, Acinetobacter baumannii, for which new antibiotics are urgently needed is one step closer to being tackled.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 October, 2019

"Whose fault is it that Bob caught syphilis?" Professor Christopher Fairley throws some light

Syphilis cases are on the rise in Australia - between 2013 and 2017, the notification rate of infectious syphilis increased 135% from 7.8 per 100,000 in 2013 to 18.3 per 100,000 in 2017. A solution is desperately needed to reduce its spread.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 October, 2019