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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
Associate Professor Max Cryle.

Novel mechanism may help quest for new antibiotics

Researchers from the Monash BDI and EMBL Australia, led by Associate Professor Max Cryle, have revealed a novel mechanism in glycopeptide antibiotics biosynthesis that may help in the development of new antibiotics.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 6 September, 2019
Teachers collecting equipment from the old microbiology building.

Second life for laboratory equipment

A Monash BDI alumni is connecting institutions that have items they no longer want with schools that struggle to afford to buy new equipment for their classrooms. Andrew Gray runs the Phoenix School Program, which invites disadvantaged schools to

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 4 September, 2019
L-R: Karen Chan, Swati Kharoud, Adam Hagg, Dr Kelly Walton, Associate Professor Craig Harrison.

Outstanding reproductive biology and hormone researchers recognised

Researchers from the Monash BDI were recognised for the outstanding work in the fields of reproductive biology and hormone research at the 2019 combined Annual Scientific Meetings for the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 29 August, 2019
Shift worker

World's largest study into weight loss in shift workers

One and a half million Australians are in shift work roles and their lifestyle makes them at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes when compared with day workers. Shift work interrupts normal eating and sleeping patterns and

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 23 August, 2019
Caption: L-R (back row) Dr Ann Bohte, Ms Shelley Thirlwell, Ms Ann-Maree Jeffris, Mr Chris Bramich (third row) Dr Anita Barry, Dr Chantal Hoppe, Mr Stephen Thompson, Mr Joel Eliades, Ms Barbara Smith, Ms Danielle West (second row) Professor Rob

Dean’s Awards for Excellence 2019

Members of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have been recognised for their exceptional performance, honours supervision and teaching in the 2019 Dean’s Awards for Excellence.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 20 August, 2019

Silicosis: Hormone hope in fight against deadly disease

A pregnancy hormone may provide the first effective treatment in combating the silicosis epidemic.

Lens 02 August, 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
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