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Gut Health

Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

One hundred million micro-organisms live within our gut, influencing our metabolism, our immune system and possibly even our mental health.

Biology

Second baby planet found using technique pioneered by Monash astrophysicists

Velocity kink

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new ‘baby’ planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.

Physics and Astronomy 13 January 2019

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the most dense objects in the Universe, but they rotate very fast and regularly.

Until they don’t.

Physics and Astronomy

Repairing harmful effects of inbreeding could save the iconic Helmeted Honeyeater, study finds

Habitat destruction results in wildlife populations that are small, made up of relatives, and have low genetic variation.

Biology 1 January 1970
Dr Francine Marques

Award-winning Monash researcher named a finalist in the prestigious Eureka Prize

An internationally renowned Monash researcher, whose work could change the way high blood pressure is treated, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Biology
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