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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
Ming Shen Tham, Brady Cress and Tabinda Hussain

Monash BDI 3MT final

Imagine finding yourself in the same elevator as Bill Gates or Elon Musk. The businessman turns to you and, after discovering that you are a scientist, asks “Why should I fund your research?” You have until the elevator reaches its

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 11 June, 2019
Dr Andrew Ellisdon

Funding scoop for research into rare genetic disorder

Originality, expertise and ready access to advanced technology have all helped Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researcher Dr Andrew Ellisdon secure a sought-after AU$1.1 million United States Department of Defense grant.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 4 June, 2019
L-R: Steven Clare, Rachael Lambden, Lauren Rosenberg and Joanne Au.

MS app for children gains prize in tech design event

A biomedical science student in her first year at Monash University is part of a team that has come third in the exciting MedHack innovation hackathon.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 28 May, 2019
Monash University news

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


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
Top: Brooke Fehily, Dr Kelly Walton, Dr Sarah Larcombe. Middle: Dr Alexandra Grubman, Dr Celeste Donato. Bottom: Pippa Iva, Dr Jennifer Payne.

International Women’s Day: Balance for Better

The future is exciting. Everyone has a part to play, and balance drives a better working world.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 8 March, 2019
Dr Sebastian Scheer and Professor Colby Zaph.

Chemical biology toolbox proves handy in epigenetic exploration

Scientists from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), along with collaborators from the University of Toronto, have revealed a previously unknown use for an anti-cancer therapeutic in the immune system.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 14 February, 2019