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Bacterial viruses found to interact with human cells, study finds

International research co-authored by a Monash biologist has shown for the first time that bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) directly interact with the cells of the human body.

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Kidney findings a first for Japan

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute, collaborating with researchers from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, have shown for the first time that Japanese

Medicine & health

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.

Medicine & health
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Muscle growth finding may assist with cancer treatment

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have collaboratively developed a therapeutic approach that dramatically promotes the growth of muscle mass, which

Medicine & health
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Gastric band surgery significantly reduces health risks in overweight people with diabetes: study finds

A long-term study by Monash University researchers – the first of its kind – has found that gastric band surgery has significant benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have focused on obese

Medicine & health
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Asthma and chronic lung disease study to reduce impact of virus infection in patients

Reducing the impact of virus infections in patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic inflammatory lung diseases is the focus of a collaborative research project involving

Medicine & health
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New hope for kidney disease

Researchers have made a discovery that could see patients with kidney disease no longer having to resort to dialysis or kidney transplants. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be caused by...

Medicine & health