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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

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

Mindfulness needed to help steer clear from driving dangers

Research conducted by Monash University has found that the more mindful the driver was the less likely they were to engage in dangerous and distracting behaviours on the road.

Research

Peer reviews get five-star rating: research

Research by Monash Business School shows consumers are more favourably swayed by peer reviews on social media sites when purchasing movie tickets or a hotel stay.

Business

Two female scientists named Superstars of STEM

Two Monash researchers have been recognised among Australian female scientists as Superstars of STEM, and will now have the opportunity to become role models in the field.

University news

Ultra-low energy devices at the flick of a switch

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to providing a global solution to minimising the energy wasted by modern telecommunications and computing – simply by the flick of a switch.

Science