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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

GSK puts Monash researcher on Discovery Fast Track

Researchers who have identified potential targets for new medicines for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and the autoimmune disease, lupus, have been announced as the two Australian winners of the GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge.

University news

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
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Risky drinking among men: alcohol's role in social interaction

Young men's alcohol consumption is radically out of touch with recommended health guidelines.

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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
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Preventing a stroke epidemic in low to middle-income countries

Action is needed to reduce the alarming rise in the incidence of stroke in low to middle-income countries.

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Monash plants seeds to improve farming practices

Monash University engineers are working with Australian farmers to help them improve irrigation practices by using autonomous drone technology.

Engineering & technology
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America's opioid epidemic is starting to hit Australia's shores

The drug epidemic that's claimed thousands of lives in the US is swiftly becoming a threat to the health of many Australians.

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