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The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP (right) with the Co-Directors of the Monash Centre of Biospectroscopy, Dr Phil Heraud (left) and Associate Professor Bayden Wood (centre).

Federal government funds Monash scientists to tackle time-critical sepsis disease

The Federal government has announced around $300,000 in funding to Biotech Resources in partnership with the Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy to combat sepsis – one of the leading causes of hospital deaths in Australia.

Chemistry

Cancer drugs could soon be activated by light, preventing toxic side effects

Light-activated cancer drugs

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to developing a cancer drug triggered by light, preventing the toxic side effects caused by current chemotherapy treatments.

Chemistry

Liquid salts may fuel the future – and save our reefs

When Monash chemistry Professor Doug MacFarlane was a PhD student at Purdue University in Indiana, he worked on “liquid salts” for use in preserving living tissue – including human kidneys and marine corals. Fast-forward 30 years and marine biologists are now freezing hundreds of species of corals threatened by global warming in these salts, which are also known as ionic liquids.

Features and Opinion

Monash Chemist and Astrophysicist win prestigious 2018 Academy of Science Medals

Professor Douglas MacFarlane and Dr Paul Lasky have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to research with the Australian Academy of Science awarding them the David Craig Medal, and the Pawsey Medal, respectively.

Science
Bismuth Crystal

Science awarded NHMRC grant to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The Faculty of Science has received a win in today’s NHMRC funding announcement with almost $500,000 allocated to combating antimicrobial resistance in hospitals and health-care facilities

Chemistry
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