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Keeping our aged citizens safe from ‘superbug’ attacks

Failing to contain ‘superbugs’ across nursing homes can have serious consequences, with the elderly highly vulnerable to deadly illness. A new national trial aiming to address this major health problem has received $2.3 million in

Medicine & health

Behaviour of social media fanatics similar to drug users, gamblers

A new study into social media has raised awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young users online.

Medicine & health

Australians are happy with high-tech schools...but some concerns remain

While the Australian public is supportive of technology in the classroom, some parents still have concerns, according to a new national survey by Monash University.

Learning & teaching

Ocean and wind changes cause Antarctic sea ice drop to record low

Warmer ocean temperatures and unusual wind patterns have contributed to a record decline of sea ice levels in Antarctica, Monash research has found.

Science

Active sleep is more than just counting sheep

New research by neuroscientists at Monash University shows that the sleeping brain has the capacity to encode important pieces of information - even though the body is resting.

Science

Technology helps turn-off unhealthy food urges

A simple tilt of a smartphone could be the key to improving healthy food choices, reducing weight and delivering new treatment options for chronic obesity, new research by Monash University shows.

Science

Monash engineers unlock avenue for early cancer diagnosis

Monash engineers have unlocked the door to earlier detection of cancer with a world-first study identifying a potential new testing method that could save millions of lives.

Engineering & technology
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Understanding consciousness in the human brain

An interdisciplinary project aims to unlock one of the world's greatest mysteries, and potentially advance our understanding of machine learning.

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