29 May 2017

Google map data to locate best hospitals for patients with stroke

Co-authors on the study, A/Prof Richard Beare
and Prof Velandai Srikanth (right). The study shows
how real time Google map data expedites transfer
of stroke patients for best hospital treatment.
A world-first study at Monash University has used Google map data to locate the hospitals to which patients with stroke should be transported for urgent and highly specialised treatment.

While stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, recent major advances in acute stroke management, such as endovascular clot retrieval (ECR), are bringing optimism to patients, their families and stroke clinicians.

28 May 2017

New Tel Aviv-Monash research centre for metabolic disorders

L-R: Professor Paul Zimmet (Monash); Dr Ronni Gamzu (CEO, Tel Aviv
Medical Center); Mr Sami Sagol (philanthropist); Professor Naftali Stern
(Director of Endocrinology, Tel Aviv Medical Center)
A major research collaboration between the new Department of Diabetes at Monash University and the newly established Sagol Center for Epigenetics of Metabolism and Aging at Tel Aviv Medical Center was announced in Israel on 26 May 2017. This generous initiative was made possible by the Sagol family.

The Center is part of a network of research centres established in academic and medical centres by the Sagol family, focusing on the advancement of research on longevity and quality of life.

26 May 2017

Video of the week: Cancer Therapeutics CRC receives award

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received an award for excellence in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University. The video features Monash researchers Professor Stephen Jane, Associate Professor David Curtis and Dr Paul Stupple. For more detail see award feature story.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTWGorPctys

What's on at CCS 29 May - 2 June 2017

Dimitra Zotos at the 2017 DoI
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff & students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page. Various departments have their own calendars.

See CCS seminar index: www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/events/seminars.html

What's on

Mon 29/05/2017  ►  12:30  Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round Presentation
Tue 30/05/2017 16:00 Department of Diabetes Student Journal Club
Wed 31/05/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Dimitra Zotos
Thur 01/06/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Mahtab Pavaresh
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Dr Mark Voskoboinik 

CCS Publications update: 19 – 26 May 2017

The incidence of diabetes mellitus is rising in youth in the USA.
Nat. Review Endocrinol. article. Image: Rinky Dink Images/Getty
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the departments of Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (APOM), Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed), Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc).

Monash researchers urge more action on thunderstorm asthma

There is a confluence of meteorological and seasonal factors
in thunderstorm asthma. Harm can be minimized with alerts
and planning. Image:
Better Health Channel
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers say there is an urgent need to highlight the physiological mechanisms underlying thunderstorm-related asthma to mitigate against an event such as last year’s catastrophic epidemic in Melbourne occurring again.

The freak asthma thunderstorm on 21 November 2016 left nine Victorians dead, caused more than 9,900 patients to present to hospitals, and overwhelmed ambulance and emergency services. It was the most lethal of its kind on record.

24 May 2017

Cancer drug developer wins award for Monash-initiated protein research

Professor Stephen Jane first discovered
the importance of the enzyme PRMT5
by Anne Crawford

Melbourne-based drug developer Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx) has received a sought-after award in recognition of its work on novel oncology drug candidates, based on early research conducted at Monash University.

CTx received the Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) Association’s Award for Excellence in Innovation, presented at the Association’s annual awards dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on 24 May.
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