Research

Research

It’s a certain drive to question the answers and go beyond convention that makes research at Monash different. We believe that great research, when properly applied, can lead to lasting and positive change in the world.

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Fish were walking in water long before vertebrates transitioned to land: Study

New research has found that fish were walking under water about 400 million years ago, debunking the theory that the ability to walk is something that evolved as vertebrates transitioned from sea to land.

Medicine & health

Molecule may help halt MS progression

Molecule may help halt MS progression, says Monash scientist.

24 January 2018

Could replacing myelin in diseases like MS be as simple as stimulating individual axons?

New research from Monash University has found that stimulating nerve cells in the brain can result in the active development of myelin, the protective sheath that makes neurones work faster and which becomes depleted in diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS).

Medicine & health

UK cancer charities join forces to help fund brain cancer research at Monash

UK charities Worldwide Cancer Research and The Brain Tumour Charity have formed a unique partnership and committed £119,000 to fund research on brain cancer at Monash University.

Medicine & health
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Monash led study of 1000+ heavy smokers reveals an undiagnosed burden of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fifth leading cause of death in Australia, with 7.5% of Australians over the age of 40 years experiencing moderate to severe forms of the disease.

Medicine & health
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