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Fish bowl

Drugs in our waterways, the bugs and beyond

New research shows that medicines have found their way into Melbourne streams – and the creatures that live in them.

Lens
tarantula

Disgusting or delicious? The case for rethinking food choices

Anyone for rotten shark? Fried tarantula? When it comes to food choices, one person's disgusting is another's delicacy.

Lens

Sex, man flu and the water flea

There's a lot we can learn about ourselves from this tiny crustacean, including why men might well be more susceptible to the flu.

Lens

Of mice and men: why animal trial results don’t always translate to humans

Throughout the era of modern medicine, animals have been used extensively to develop and test therapies before they are tested in humans. Virtually every medical therapy in use today

Medicine & health
peter

Study clears way to growing replacement body organs

A discovery involving Monash University scientists promises to pave the way to producing replacement organs for damaged hearts, kidneys and bowels, using patients’ own stem cells.

Medicine & health

Monash tests show promising results for synthetic skin

Dermal substitution (artificial skin) plays an important role in wound reconstruction after deep burns and injuries, providing a temporary seal to guard against infection and acting as a scaffold for tissue repair.

Medicine & health