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Blood vessels like a 70 year old: Scientists find cause of fetal growth restriction

Around 5% of babies born in Australia are just a third of the size they should be and suffer lifelong health complications as part of a condition known as fetal growth restriction (FGR).

Medicine & health

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

Vital Monash medical research attracts $105 million in federal funding

Monash University has been awarded almost $76 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

University news

Genetic analysis follows landmark aspirin trial

Monash University is expanding on its landmark aspirin trial,  Medicine & health

Monash to host new centre for women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary care

Monash University will host a new $2.5 million NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary care.

Research

Childhood obesity grows annual health bill

Childhood obesity is costing Australian taxpayers $43.2 million annually - not including the cost of hospital care - new research by Monash University shows.

Business
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Type 2 diabetes: is it what you eat, or how much?

While the disease is on the rise, it's preventable – that includes not only considering how much we eat, but the kind of foods we consume.

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Chronic illness and fertility

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, with many unaware of the implications their illness has for childbearing.

Medicine & health

Breakthrough could lead to better drugs to tackle diabetes and obesity

Breakthrough research at Monash University has shown how different areas of major diabetes and obesity drug targets can be ‘activated’, guiding better treatment of diseases.

Medicine & health