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Experts defend youth civic engagement

Australia’s youth are more democratically engaged than they’re given credit for by those in power and are devalued for their contributions, according to new research by Monash and Deakin universities.

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UK cancer charities join forces to help fund brain cancer research at Monash

UK charities Worldwide Cancer Research and The Brain Tumour Charity have formed a unique partnership and committed £119,000 to fund research on brain cancer at Monash University.

Medicine & health
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Johnson & Johnson Innovation announces partnering office at Monash University to boost Victoria’s medtech development

Johnson and Johnson Innovation, the Victorian Government and Monash University have announced the creation of a new Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash (JJIPO@MONASH).

Medicine & health
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World first study of 1.3 million pregnancies in China warns of a dangerous pollutant that causes pre term births

A world first study into the impact of very fine particulate matter pollution – less than 1 mm (PM1) – on preterm births has been done in more than 1.3 million births in rural and urban areas across China.

Medicine & health
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Electronically-smooth ‘3D graphene’: a bright future for trisodium bismuthide

Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as ‘electronically smooth’ as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene’s

Science

Key to immune system’s memory revealed

Monash University scientists have defined a novel molecular ‘blueprint’ that plays a pivotal part in the immune system’s ability to fight disease by ‘remembering’ infections. The new knowledge could pave the way

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Major threats to soil ecosystems from a combination of invasive species and climate change

Soil ecosystems are critical for agriculture, biodiversity and human well-being. Poor soil health means a poor planetary outlook.

Science
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Monash wins national awards for teaching excellence

Monash staff took home three awards in this year’s prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Learning & teaching