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Monash at the frontier of health innovation

An innovative public health program against mosquito-borne diseases and groundbreaking technology that interfaces computers to the brain, for bionic vision, are two major research projects that will progress into critical new stages of commercial

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Women's memory stimulated by educational, employment opportunities

Women in countries where there is higher educational participation can better recall and reconstruct significant memories in their lives – and outperform men in this area.

Medicine & health
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Google grant to establish world-first suicide surveillance system

Turning Point and partners Monash University and the Eastern Health Foundation have received a grant of $850,000 USD ($1.21 million AUD) from Google to establish a world-first suicide surveillance system.

Engineering & technology

Monash University partners with Collingwood FC to create Australia's leading sports research hub

Monash University has joined forces with Collingwood Football Club to create a world first sports medical research hub with a major focus on women's sports and injuries.

Sport

Dopamine found to restore motivation in Parkinson's sufferers

Monash University researchers have found evidence that dopamine levels in the brain can help people with Parkinson's disease achieve higher levels of cognitive motivation.

Medicine & health

Trippy tech explores brain power under LSD

Monash University researchers have used computer technology to explore how the brain processes information when under the influence of LSD.

Science

Working day less than a hoot for 'night owls'

Those who go to bed late and then get up later have significantly lower functional connectivity in the brain, slower reaction times, and may struggle with a standard 9-5 work day compared to ‘early risers’.

Medicine & health

Science and engineering child's play, but vital for Australia's future

Professor Marilyn Fleer will lead Australia's largest study into play-based education, designed to develop the next generation of STEM minds.

Learning & teaching

A fine line between pleasure and weight gain

Monash University research shows that the size of your brain's pleasure sensors could contribute to obesity later in life.

Science