17 Nov 2017

Photo of the Week: 2017 AMREP EMCR retreat

The biennial Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Early & Mid Career Researchers' (EMCR) retreat was held on 26-27 October 2017. See more about the AMREP EMCR programs, membership, seed grants at:

What's on at CCS 20-24 Nov 2017

Prof Steve Jane will give an update
& forecast for CCS on Tues 21 Nov.
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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

What's on at CCS 20-24 Nov 2017

Tue 21/11/2017 14:00 CCS Head of School Address
Wed 22/11/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar: Greg Ebert
Thur 23/11/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Isaak Quast
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: End of Year Quiz



Recent CCS publications: 4-17 Nov 2017

Prof Jenny Hoy with Dr Janine Trevillyan
(seated). They are co-authors on a recent
paper in Lancet HIV on simplification of
combination antiretroviral therapy (ART)
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • 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) 
  • National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery

Lap Band study shows positive outcomes for diabetes patients

Prof Wendy Brown and her team perform
a gastric banding procedure
by Anne Crawford

A Monash University study on the effect of bariatric surgery on obese people with type 2 diabetes has showed that most patients experienced sustained weight loss with nearly a fifth in remission from the disease. Moreover, many patients reported improved quality of life. Obesity is a key risk factor for diabetes.

16 Nov 2017

"Right word. Right Time." New campaign for preventive health conversations

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah is an advocate
for proactive conversations with patients
Alfred Health will put health professionals at the forefront of a new campaign to combat the single biggest killer of Australians each year.

Chronic disease is responsible for 90 per cent of deaths in Australia annually – but many of those diseases are largely preventable with lifestyle change.

Alfred Health’s new campaign, Right Word. Right Time. (RWRT), challenges health professionals to talk with their patients about preventing chronic disease and making positive changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

Congratulations to Eric Chow, 2017 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year!

Dr Eric Chow, 2017 Victorian Young
Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year
Congratulations to Dr Eric Chow, who has been awarded the "2017 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year". He says in his tweet, "I'm honoured & surprised I'm the of the Year! Thanks Prof for his nomination & my team

See more about the Tall Poppy scheme at www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/tall-poppy-campaign/

3 Nov 2017

Video of the Week: Diabetes and its complications - 2017 CCS Public Lecture by Professor Mark Cooper

2017 Central Clinical School public lecture by Professor Mark Cooper AO, on "Changing the way we treat diabetes and its complications". See more:

What's on at CCS

Paul Gill is presenting on
Thursday 9 Nov
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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

What's on at CCS 6-10 Nov 2017

Mon 06/11/2017 cob Monash Micro Imaging photo competition close
Tue 07/11/2017 14:30 Melbourne Cup afternoon teas - various
Wed 08/11/2017 11:30 Immunology Seminar- Erica Brodie
Thur 09/11/2017 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Paul Gill
12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: Dr Evan Symons
Fri 10/11/2017 all day ACBD Symposium

Recent CCS publications: 28 Oct-3 Nov 2017

Prof Wendy Brown in theatre.
Wendy has two publications
this week on bariatric surgery
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) 
  • Centre for Obesity Research and Education
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery 

2 Nov 2017

Cancer drug may aid diabetic complications

Dr Haloom Rafehi
by Anne Crawford

Developing new drugs is an expensive, time-consuming and labour-intensive process.

As costs skyrocket, drug repurposing or repositioning – a process by which existing, clinically approved drugs are repurposed for different conditions – is attracting increasing interest.

A new study by Monash University scientists from the Department of Diabetes investigated the approach and found a group of such drugs that could potentially be used to help counter diabetic complications.

1 Nov 2017

Teaching an old molecule new tricks; study a potential game-changer for MS research

Drs Jae Young Lee and Steven Petratos, first and last authors
respectively on the paper
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers have developed – and patented – a small molecule that holds promise as a drug to help treat diseases affecting motor control, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Led by Dr Steven Petratos, the researchers investigated the molecule, called DITPA, in a rare disorder called Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS). The condition, which starts developing before birth, causes psychomotor retardation, whereby the person cannot control movement in their body and can have severe intellectual disability. It is inherited via a genetic mutation and only affects males.

31 Oct 2017

CCS Postgraduate Symposium - 17 November, All invited!

Professor Paul Zimmet competing in the No-Bell prize
competition at the 2016 Postgraduate symposium

You're invited to attend the 9th annual Central Clinical School Post Graduate Symposium. The event aims to improve the visibility of students and their research projects on a larger scale and celebrate their achievements. They not only make the presentations, they run the show!

The day involves oral and poster presentations by postgraduate students, as well as fun activities for supervisors. There is an audience voted winner as well. Make sure you come along and support our students!

For more information about the day, see here.

2017 Symposium details
Date:  Friday 17th November, 2017
Time: 10am - 3pm (includes morning tea and lunch)
Venue: Lecture Theatre, level 5, Alfred Centre
Enquiries: Student services ccs.hdr@monash.edu
RSVP to attend by 10 November
Abstract submission by 10 November


30 Oct 2017

Congratulations to 2017 Data Innovation Award Winner, Professor Helmut Butzkueven

Prof Helmut Butzkueven receiving Research
Australia's Data Innovation award
Professor Helmut Butzkueven is joining the new Monash Department of Neurosciences. His work was recently recognised in  Research Australia's annual awards in the category of Data Innovation. Professor Butzkueven is an academic neurologist specialising in management of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and real-world MS outcomes research.  

See full story at:
researchaustralia.org/2017-data-innovation-award-winner-professor-helmut-butzkueven/

27 Oct 2017

Photo of the week: Senior Australian of the Year Victoria is Prof Paul Zimmet!

Congratulations to Professor Paul Zimmet AO who was awarded Senior Australian of the Year for Victoria last night! L-R: The Hon. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, Professor Paul Zimmet AO and Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau; Prof Zimmet with the award; and the award itself. See more:

What's on at CCS 30 Oct-03 Nov 2017

Professor T. Clark Gamblin is giving
a public lecture 2 Nov on cancers
which predominantly affect men
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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

What's on at CCS 30 Oct-03 Nov 2017


Event reminder: 2 Nov "The forgotten male cancers", Surgery public lecture

Professor T.Clark Gamblin, visiting Fulbright Scholar, is giving
a public lecture 2 Nov 2017 at the Alfred Medical Research and
Education (AMREP) centre. RSVP here for catering purposes
The 2017 Surgery Public Lecture is coming up shortly on Thursday 2 November. Come and hear internationally renowned surgeon, Professor T. Clark Gamblin, on the forgotten but lethal male cancers, including those of the pancreas, liver and oesophagus.


Recent CCS publications: 21-27 Oct 2017

A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer's group, members of whom have
co-authored a recent study on how in mice a dose of HDL can
reduce damage after a heart attack. Christoph also won an award
for best basic paper in the Alfred Research Week awards, and his
SRO Dr Karen Alt was awarded a MRFF Career Dev. Fellowship
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) 
  • Centre for Obesity Research and Education
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Surgery 

MRFF grant to boost tumour drug delivery system research

Dr Karen Alt
by Anne Crawford

Dr Karen Alt was last week awarded one of the Federal Government’s inaugural Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants to progress cutting-edge research into a new method of delivering drugs to cancer tumours.

Dr Alt, Senior Research Fellow at the Central Clinical School’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD), was awarded $431,000 under the 2017 Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program which supports Australia’s new and up-and-coming research talent. She is one of 13 recipients who have been collectively allocated $5.64 million.

25 Oct 2017

Win for diabetes! Paul Zimmet named 2018 Senior Australian of the Year for Victoria

Prof Paul Zimmet AO named 2018
Senior Australian of the Year Victoria
by Anne Crawford

Professor Paul Zimmet AO, Professor of Diabetes at Monash University, has been named 2018 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year.

Professor Zimmet was one of four Victorian nominees for the honour, which is a category in the Australian of the Year Awards. The other awards are Victorian Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award.

Congratulations to Prof Robyn Slattery, CCS Education lead

Prof Robyn Slattery with colleagues at a recent student function
she organised in conjunction with Department of Marketing



Congratulations to Professor Robyn Slattery who has been appointed as the new Director of Undergraduate (non-MBBS) and Post-graduate Education in the Central Clinical School. This appointment aligns with a restructure of our Education group, to provide tailored support to the individual teaching streams (undergrad Human Pathology (HUP) and Immunology; Honours; BMedSc(Hons); Translational PhD).

Congratulations to A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer & Prof Paul Myles for AMREP Research Prize!

Congratulations to A/Prof Christoph Hagemeyer & Prof Paul Myles for the award of the AMREP Research Prize! There are two categories, clinical and basic, and the prize is awarded annually for the best journal article describing original research.

24 Oct 2017

Image Analysis Workshops FIJI (ImageJ) starting 8 Nov

ImageJ screenshot. Source: Wikipedia
Do you want to learn to analyse and acquire data from your images?

ImageJ is a free, open source analysis program that contains many user-written plugins that make it possible to solve a wide range of image processing and analysis problems. It is recommended that all researchers have a basic understanding of the features of ImageJ.
Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) will be offering a free series of weekly 2-hour courses on the use of this software starting Wednesday 8 November 2017. See details below.

MMI Image of the Year Competition 2017 - closing date for entries 6 Nov

 Monash Micro Imaging (MMI) Image of the Year Competition 2017 seeking entries - closing date 6 November 2017. There are cash prizes for the best 3 entries. and the 13 selected best entries will be featured in the 2018 MMI calendar. 

23 Oct 2017

Welcome to Maria Macuare, CCS Student Services

Ms Maria Macuare, 
CCS undergraduate student
administration
Welcome to Maria Macuare, who is currently assisting the CCS Student Services team with undergraduate student administration. Maria is part of the Flexible Administration Services Team (FAST), deployed to CCS. She is working with Lindy Friswell and Mary Ljubanovic, and her contact details are:

20 Oct 2017

Photo of the Week: CCS Diabetes public lecture

Central Clinical School held its annual public lecture last night (Thursday 19 October 2017), given by Professor Mark Cooper AO, head of CCS's new Department of Diabetes.  A vivid example of the effect of diabetes on our bodies as we age was about how our body tissues are modified by advanced glycation end (AGE) products: "We barbecue with age, and diabetes cooks us quicker". See slide show. Photo gallery and video to be published soon.

What's on at CCS 23-27 Oct 2017

2017 CCS Honours students are doing the final oral presentations
on Monday & Tuesday 23-24 Oct - All welcome to attend!
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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

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

Recent CCS publications: 14-20 Oct 2017

MRI showing scarring from epileptic
seizures. Prof Terry O'Brien and his
group's research is now included in
in our roundup under 'Neuroscience'.
Image: Seattle Children's Hospital
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
  • Neuroscience
  • Surgery

Listerine for gonorrhoea under the microscope again

OMEGA study underway investigating the reduction of
transmission of gonorrhoea by using antiseptic mouthwash
by Anne Crawford

Early this year we reported that a study by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) researchers found that gargling with Listerine mouthwash could inhibit the growth of the bacteria responsible for pharyngeal gonorrhoea.

The study of gay and bisexual men, while preliminary, attracted global attention. It was widely reported in the media including in newspapers, on radio, online, YouTube and Twitter, and attracted what co-author Dr Eric Chow said was a "massive" amount of emails.

Congratulations to our NHMRC & MRFF Fellows for 2018!

Congratulations to all our National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship recipients in Central Clinical School (CCS) starting in 2018! We will write separate features on the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) recipients, Karen Alt and Patrick Kwan. 
In addition to the CCS based recipients listed below, we would also like to congratulate Patrick Kwan who is in the process of transferring his grants to CCS.

18 Oct 2017

Urgent action required on diabetes, 'the greatest epidemic'

One of the world's leading experts on diabetes has slammed Australia's use of "60-year-old drugs" as first-line treatments for the disease impacting around two million people.

Speaking at a parliamentary dinner in Canberra last night, marking the 60th anniversary of Diabetes Australia, Monash University's Professor Paul Zimmet AO, lamented national treatment guidelines that, "...direct that doctors should choose metformin as first-line therapy along with sulphonyureas – both drugs developed 60 years ago!"

CCS PhD student profile: Jacqueline Riddiford

Jacqueline Riddiford at the 2017 3MT heats
by Matt Jane

Jacqueline Riddiford is currently a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) candidate at Monash University. She is supervised by Dr Joanne Fielding, Associate Professor Peter Enticott and Dr Caroline Gurvich in the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.

Jacqueline completed a Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) at Monash University.

13 Oct 2017

Photo of the week: Chief Scientist Alan Finkel visit to CCS Diabetes lab

Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel recently toured the Monash CCS diabetes laboratory. Pictured L-R: Prof Jenny Wilkinson-Berka, Dr Alan Finkel, Prof Paul Zimmet, Prof Mark Cooper (Head of the Department of Diabetes) and Prof Stephen Jane (Head of Central Clinical School (CCS)).

If you'd like to find out more about diabetes research and treatment for its complications, CCS is hosting a public lecture next week (Thursday 19 October 2017). All welcome! RSVP here

What's on at CCS 16-20 Oct 2017

Prof Mark Cooper is giving CCS's annual public
lecture on Thursday 19 Oct. All welcome! RSVP
Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and 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

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

What's on at CCS 16-20 October 2017

Mon 16/10/2017 12:30 Alfred Psychiatry Grand Round: A/Prof Simon Stafrace
Tue 17/10/2017 10:00 Department of Diabetes Student Journal Club
12:00 ACBD seminar: Dr Josh Casan
Thur 19/10/2017 12:00 The Alfred Grand Round: David Ruschena
    18:30 CCS public lecture: Changing the way we manage diabetes and its complications - Prof Mark Cooper

Recent CCS publications: 23 Sep - 13 Oct 2017

David Tarlinton with his group. He and Simona Infantino are last
& first authors respectively on a Nature Communications article on
how an enzyme called PRMT1 keeps B cells going once activated.
See video of David explaining the research
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list. Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) 
  • Surgery 

12 Oct 2017

Revealed: the enzyme behind immune cell activity

Prof David Tarlinton and some of his
group. L-R: Dr Simona Infantino, Mr
Nik Kocovski (PhD student) and Mr
Dean Low (PhD student)
by Anne Crawford

Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body. Moreover, they suggest that the enzyme may be a potential target for drug development to block the types of inappropriate or excessive cell behaviour that occur in cancer and autoimmunity.

The production of antibodies – proteins secreted into our blood that neutralise invaders such as bacteria and viruses – is one of the immune system’s most important ways of protecting us from infections.

But the immune cells that ultimately make or secrete the antibody – a type of white blood cell called B-cells or B-lymphocytes – need to change significantly to do this. They have to be activated, proliferate and change their function, all of which requires significant remodeling of the machinery of the cell.

9 Oct 2017

Potential new target for diabetic kidney disease

On the cover: Immunofluorescence staining of Nox5 (red) and SM22-α (green) on human kidney biopsy obtained from an individual with diabetes showing colocalization of Nox5 (yellow) in the vascular smooth muscle cells including glomerular mesangial cells (magnification ×20). Image courtesy of Jay C. Jha, whose article, “NADPH Oxidase Nox5 Accelerates Renal Injury in Diabetic Nephropathy,” appears in this issue of Diabetes (p. 2691).
by Anne Crawford

Researchers from Monash University’s new Department of Diabetes have shed light on a protein that may play an important role in promoting diabetic kidney disease.

In a study published in the journal ‘Diabetes’ this month, Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm and her team found that Nox5, a pro-oxidant enzyme, was highly upregulated in human kidneys affected by diabetes.
The finding builds on work by the researchers into the NOX family (NADPH oxidases) and their role in diabetic complications, which has led to a national clinical trial of a drug to potentially treat type 1 diabetes.

The Nox inhibitor, a compound produced by the biopharmaceutical company Genkyotex Inc, Switzerland, acts mainly on the Nox1 and Nox4 isoforms of NADPH-oxidase.

Immune cells discovered in the eye may help premature babies

Wilkinson-Berka group. L-R: Mr Jack Jerome,  Ms Osanna Wong, Mr
Saeed Alrashdi, Dr Devy Deliyanti, Professor Jenny Wilkinson-Berka.

Jack, Devy and Jenny are authors on the paper.
by Anne Crawford

Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults.

The scientists, led by Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka in the Central Clinical School’s new Department of Diabetes, were investigating improved ways of treating retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), which occurs in very small, prematurely born babies.

Event reminder: Changing the way we treat diabetes and its complications, CCS Public Lecture

Professor Cooper in the new Department of Diabetes
The CCS Public Lecture on diabetes and its complications, presented by Professor Mark Cooper AO, is coming up shortly on Thursday October 19.

Surgical Research Forum 2 November 2017


L-R: Geraldine Ooi (PhD student), Professor Wendy Brown (HOD
Surgery), Mr Paul Burton (Senior Research Fellow) 
and Ms Tiffany Tie (2017 BMedSc(Hons) student)
Surgical Research Forum 2 November 2017
  • Date: Thursday 2 November 2017
  • Time: 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm
  • Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, AMREP Education Centre, Alfred Health
  • Purpose: To showcase the research activities of the Alfred Hospital Surgical Departments

D. S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize 2017

D.S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize 2016
Mrs Candice Rosengarten & the 2016 winner Enis Kocak
The annual D. S. Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize competition is now open for applications. It is being held on Saturday 2 December 2017 at 8am in the AMREP Seminar Room, AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred. Alfred Hospital surgical trainees encouraged to participate, and all are welcome to attend. See more:
  • 2016 photo gallery: LINK
  • More about the prize: LINK

Congratulations to A/Prof Kate Hoy on Telstra win!

Associate Professor Kate Hoy has won a Telstra award
Congratulations to neuropsychologist and NHMRC Fellow, Associate Professor Kate Hoy, who has won in the Public Sector and Academia category at the 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards!

Kate was the only Monash finalist in the Victorian arm of this year’s awards, and was one of four finalists in her category. She is Deputy Director of Therapeutic Brain Stimulation and heads the Cognitive Therapeutics Research Program at Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research centre.

See full story in Monash's 'Insider'.

Congratulations to Eric Chow for Early Career Researcher Fellows Publication Prize

Dr Eric Chow




Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and ECR Fellows from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have been honoured with the Faculty’s annual ECR Publication Prizes.

Congratulations to Dr Eric Chow, Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic, Central Clinical School, who has won the Early Career Researcher Fellows Publication Prize for Non-Laboratory Based Research, for his article, "Quadrivalent vaccine-targeted human papillomavirus genotypes in human heterosexual men after the Australian female human papillomavirus vaccination program: a retrospective observational study" Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jan;17(1):68-77. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30116-5. Epub 2016 Jun 6.

Monash Bioinformatics Platform at CCS

The Monash Bioinformatics Platform (MBP) have a team member based within the Central Clinical School, Dr Nick Wong. The MBP is a multi-disciplinary team that exists to facilitate researchers in all things bioinformatics.

Mental Health Week launch event - Mental health in the workplace

The Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) is hosting a stand for the Mental Health Week Launch Event on Monday 9 October from 3.00-7.30pm. The event opens on Monday 9 October at 3 pm at the Deakin Edge theatre, Federation Square. Please drop by and say hello to the MAPrc team!

Would you like to donate blood for cardiovascular research?

Investigation of new anti-clotting approaches to prevent heart attack and stroke
At the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, we are studying the processes involved in the formation of blood clots.  
 
While blood clots normally form to prevent excessive bleeding following an injury, the same processes are involved in the formation of harmful clots that may block blood vessels, causing heart attacks or strokes.  A better understanding of how clots form will not only increase our knowledge of blood clot formation in healthy individuals and individuals with cardiovascular disease, but may lead to new preventative and therapeutic drugs for heart attacks and strokes.
 
We need human blood on a daily basis to ensure such vital research continues. Can you help? 

Media Mention: Five minutes with ... Professor Paul Zimmet

Medical Observer have published a feature interview with Professor Paul Zimmet, which includes a fine example of lateral thinking for figuring out a diagnosis. See interview at:
www.medicalobserver.com.au/medical-news/diabetes/five-minutes-with-professor-paul-zimmet
4 October 2017
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