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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


Could magnetic pulses help beat teen depression?

A study showing that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) reduced depression and anxiety in young people has pointed to factors suggesting who would be most likely to benefit from the treatment.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 April, 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
Emma Foster

Studies point to need for better scrutiny of first ever seizures

To PhD candidate Dr Emma Foster, researching the human brain and its mysteries poses a fascinating intellectual challenge. To Dr Foster as a clinician, it means potentially seeing first-hand patients’ lives improved by new ways of managing

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
L-R: Dr Tracey Gaspari, Professor Rob Widdop and Associate Professor Siew Chai.

Inosi Therapeutics launched to tackle fibrosis

Inosi Therapeutics, a company based on research at Monash University, has launched with an investment from IP Group and BioCurate. Inosi’s technology is based on collaborative research from a team led by Associate Professor Siew Chai, Dr

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 25 February, 2019
L-R: Dr Klaudia Budzyn and Dr Ari Pinar.

Capping off 2018 education successes

2018 ended on a high note for the Monash BDI's education team. After the success of their busy schedule of events, programs and awards, the year concluded impressively with a number of achievements.

Biomedicine Discovery Institute 19 February, 2019
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Monash/Chinese researchers probe high-fat seizure-reducing diet

A high-fat diet used to treat epilepsy in children has become the focus of a newly established collaboration between Monash University’s Department of Neuroscience and Chinese researchers.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 14 February, 2019

A $140,000 donation kicks off research for Visual Snow

Thanks to a donation from the US-based non-profit Visual Snow Initiative (VSI), Monash University Department of Neuroscience researchers, Associate Professor Joanne Fielding and Professor Owen White, will conduct Australia’s

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 1 February, 2019