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That's disgusting: Taking a mind over insect-matter approach to food

Chocolate chip cookies baked with cricket flour? Monash University research is trying to understand how mindfulness can impact food choices.

Business

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

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.

Lens

Scientists link fibre in diet to flu protection

A diet rich in fibre improves intestinal health and reduces inflammation in the gut. It may also protect against the flu.

Research

The obesity epidemic: understanding how the brain responds to food choices

Understanding how our brain responds to good and bad food choices could help combat the world's obesity epidemic.

Lens

Appetite-controlling molecule could prevent ‘rebound’ weight gain after dieting

Research by Monash University has shed light on the metabolic processes behind why people tend to regain much of their weight after dieting. The results could help them keep the weight off for good.

Medicine & health
Alex Reichenbach (Monash PhD student) and Associate Professor Zane Andrews

The end of yo-yo dieting? Monash researchers uncover brain switch that controls fat burning

Scientists have discovered a molecular switch in the brain that regulates fat burning – and could provide a way to control weight gain following dieting.

Medicine & health

Nature’s best friend, too. Dogs used to sniff out rare species

A new study has found that dogs can greatly aid conservation efforts in finding rare species by smelling out their poo.

Science

Low birth weight and future heart problems: early clues in the newborn period

A Monash University led study has revealed early clues to identifying which low-weight new born babies are at risk of developing future heart problems, opening the way to better monitoring and treatment.

Medicine & health