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Federal funding to develop bionic eye and world-first test for sepsis

A major new funding injection from the Australian Government will see two breakthrough discoveries at Monash move towards commercialisation.

Gonorrhoea superbug

Monash discovery uncovers clue to disarm gonorrhoea super-superbug

Monash researchers have discovered a way the gonorrhoea bacteria cleverly evades the immune system, opening up the way for therapies to prevent this process.

Research

Inquiry calls for moratorium on the use of genetics test results for life insurance

Australian Life Insurers will no longer be able to use predictive genetic test results in underwriting, if recommendations tabled yesterday by a Parliamentary Inquiry into Life Insurance are adopted.

Medicine & health
Dr Jeff Alison has fitted a heart patient with a wireless cardiac pacemaker

Australian-first heart implant at MonashHeart offers hope to cardiac patients

In an Australian first, a team at MonashHeart have fitted a heart failure patient with the world’s only wirelessly powered cardiac pacing device.

Medicine & health
Associate Professor Egerton-Warburton

Monash emergency physician and researcher inducted onto Victorian Honour Roll of Women

"Throughout my career, I’ve endeavoured to make a difference for patients and the healthcare system with which they interact."

University news
The Lancet reports low back pain as a global health issue

Global burden of low back pain – a consequence of medical negligence and misinformation

A series of groundbreaking papers warns that low back pain is a major health burden globally, and that current treatments are unnecessary and harmful.

Medicine & health
NHMRC centre and ANZMUSC musculoskeletal clinical trial network

Launch of new national network to reverse the burden of musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis

A new centre that aims to redress the inequity in musculoskeletal research opens today in Melbourne.

Medicine & health
Dengue blocking bacteria Wolbachia rolled out in La Paz Mexico thanks to World Mosquito Program

Long-lasting method to prevent dengue launched in Mexico’s Baja California Sur

The communities will benefit from a self-sustaining program that uses Wolbachia mosquitoes to provide long-lasting protection from dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.

Medicine & health