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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Monash University has announced the faculty Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients for 2017 at a ceremony at Monash, Clayton.

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Rethink on beta blockers for heart attack survivors who take their other heart medication

Beta blockers were found to offer no additional survival benefit for heart attack survivors who take two other medicines as prescribed, according to a new study involving Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety.

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How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

Now the debate has reignited with the publication of a new analysis that casts doubt on their benefit for people over the age of 65, and raised concern of the potential for harm in people aged over 75.

Medicine & health

Monash researchers find piece in inflammatory disease puzzle

Inflammation is the process by which the body responds to injury or infection but when this process becomes out of control it can cause disease. Science

Melburnians taking part in vaccination trial against heart disease and stroke

Melburnians are taking part in a world first trial led by Monash University that could see a simple one-off vaccination protect against heart attack and stroke.

Medicine & health
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Blood clot study points to new drug target

Arterial thrombosis – blood clot in an artery – can lead to several serious conditions including heart attack and stroke, and is the most common cause of death and disability in Australia.

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Anti-blood clotting breakthrough could advance heart attack and stroke patient outcomes

A designer molecule developed by Monash University researchers opens the way for a powerful new treatment targeting life-threatening blood clots that cause heart attack or stroke – significantly reducing the risk of permanent brain damage or

Medicine & health
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New treatments for blood clots on horizon

Researchers have made a discovery that could lead to new therapies for treating heart attack and stroke patients. Published in Nature Communications, the study led by Monash researchers, has uncovered...