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World first study of infant and newborn airways microbiome could be a stepping stone towards early prevention of asthma

A world first study of the bacteria living in the lower respiratory tract of “healthy” newborns and young babies has shown that bacterial communities form within the first 2 months post-natally, and that these bacteria interact with

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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

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Sex, drugs and research: review probes the world of ‘chemsex’

The dark side of the drug subculture among men who have sex with men has been well-documented. Now, research is looking at the practice in an evidence-based way, and to identify solutions.

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Bacterial vaginosis: a common but little-known condition afflicting women

It's the most common vaginal infection affecting women of reproductive age, but is often considered a non-serious condition – and that needs to change.

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Monash cultivates four Tall Poppies

In recognition of their scientific and intellectual excellence, Monash University researchers have taken out four of the ten Victorian Tall Poppy Awards for 2017.

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Enzyme behind immune cell response revealed

Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body.

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Radical research raises hopes for eye disease treatment for premature babies

Research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.

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An Australian first: Monash launches new Diabetes Department

Monash University has officially launched its new Department of Diabetes – the first and only university department in Australia dedicated to the disease.

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Cancer drug developer wins award for Monash-initiated protein research

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received a sought-after award in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University.

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