Immunology researchers have found an important safety mechanism in the immune system that may malfunction in people with autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, potentially paving the way for innovative treatments. Published in Immunity, 6 Sept 2013, the research, led by Head of the Monash Department of Immunology Professor Fabienne Mackay, describes for the first time how the body manages marginal zone (MZ) B cells, which form a general first line of attack against germs, but are potentially harmful.
6 Sep 2013
3 Sep 2013
Leukemia Research Group at the ACBD, Monash University, a new and previously unsuspected alliance was identified between the enzymes phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and cyclin dependent kinase 9 (Cdk9) in promoting oncogenic survival signals in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells.
2 Sep 2013
MAPrc launch with Governor General Quentin Bryce 1 Oct 2013
Her Excellency the Governor General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, is formally launching the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre on 1 October 2013. Formalities 5.30-6.30 pm followed by a cocktail party. Tours of the labs at 607 St Kilda Road before the launch from 3.30 pm. All welcome!
1 Sep 2013
We need your support for a great cause!
On September 12, Monash at The Alfred Centre will be hosting a special Morning Tea Fundraising Event for R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues, ‘Are you ok?’. By regularly reaching out to one another and having open and honest conversations, we can all help build a more connected community and reduce our country’s high suicide rate. More information on the cause can be found here: https://www.ruokday.com/
On Sunday 25 August, 1600 runners and walkers helped raise almost $20,000 while enjoying sunny conditions on the beautiful Kew Boulevard to support mental health awareness and research in the 33rd annual de Castella Run. The event, named after Olympic marathoner Robert de Castella, supports innovative research being conducted at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc). Fundraising is open until September 30. You can donate at http://decastellarun.gofundraise.com.au/payments/donate/beneficiary/708. For more information visit www.decastellarun.com.au or www.maprc.org.au.