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Monash projects awarded $2.6 million to detect and prevent dementia

Identifying middle-aged people at risk of developing dementia, and finding ways to prevent or delay its onset, is the aim of a new Monash University trial about to get underway.

Research

Harnessing the power of t-cells could shield against influenza

​One of the Holy Grails for flu researchers has been to create a vaccine that stimulates T cells – cells in the immune system that can trigger long lasting immunity. But the tricky part has been working out just how to make this happen

Medicine & health

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

University news

Burnout: Sleepless firefighters at risk of exhaustion and mental health conditions

Sleep disturbances and mental health challenges are putting half of America's firefighters at high risk of emotional fatigue and exhaustion.

Medicine & health

'Night owls' can retrain body clock to improve health and performance

Research by Monash University shows that a simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' could improve their overall quality of life.

Medicine & health

Change It. For Good. new Campaign Council Chair extends commitment in support of World Mosquito Program

Today, Monash University announces the future expansion of Monash University’s of the World Mosquito Program, a not-for-profit initiative that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika,

University news

Landmark clinical trial reports 33% prostate cancer survival benefit from novel hormone therapy

A landmark Australian-led clinical trial has shown that hormone therapy with a drug called enzalutamide can improve the survival of some men with advanced, hormone‐sensitive prostate cancer.

Law

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