|Professor Wendy Brown is one of a number of Monash researchers featured in a documentary produced by the Monash Lens team and published this week, on the science of addiction. She says that addiction centres in your brain sit very close to your appetite centres, so there is a real cross-over between addiction and this disease state [of obesity]. "Once you've gained weight, only about 3% of people can lose a substantial amount of weight and keep it off".|
See complete video at: https://lens.monash.edu/@a-different-lens/2018/05/28/1350176/science-of-addiction
1 Jun 2018
|Dr Krystal Bergin, haematologist|
and PhD student, is presenting on
Tuesday 5 June
See CCS seminar index: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar
What's on at CCS 04-08 June 2018
|Sat||02/06/2018||►||COB||Earlybird registration closes for Surgical Research Essentials intensive course|
|Mon||04/06/2018||►||12:30||PhD Mid-candidature milestone: Dr Janet Towns|
|►||12:00||Neurology/Neurosurgery meeting: Dr Joey Vessey|
|Tue||05/06/2018||►||11:00||PhD Pre-Submission Milestone: Dr Krystal Bergin|
|Wed||06/06/2018||►||11:30||PhD Confirmation Milestone: Nina Hagan|
|Thur||07/06/2018||►||11:30||Journal Club: Dr Kirsty Wilson|
|►||12:00||Alfred Grand Rounds: Dr Nick Medland|
To register follow the link and enter the code JMF18. See more detail below.
|1 June is #CrazySocks4Docs day. Image: Grow|
|Associate Professor Andrew Wei talks about why Australia is such|
a good place to conduct early-phase clinical research studies. Link
Labels: recent publications
|MM is an incurable blood cancer |
characterised by multifocal tumour
deposits throughout the bone marrow.
Patient image provided by Prof Andrew
See the CCS blog feature on the research for more detail, "New blood test potential game-changer for myeloma patients" (2 June 2017)
“We’re still in the developmental phase but the concept has been proven,” Professor Spencer said. “We’ve demonstrated that you can detect more mutations and track what’s happening to them, you can measure them and follow them sequentially – which would be impossible in bone marrow biopsies,” he said.
Mithraprabhu S, Khong T, Ramachandran M et al. Circulating tumour DNA analysis demonstrates spatial mutational heterogeneity that coincides with disease relapse in myeloma. Leukemia. 2017;31:1695-705.
|Dr Michelle Yong|
|Dr Nick Medland|
31 May 2018
DF is important for gut health. Within the large intestine, some DFs are broken down by the gut bacteria (microbiota) in a process called fermentation. A product of fermentation are metabolites called short-chain fatty acids (SFCAs). These can also be found in fermented foods and drinks, such as vinegar. In animal studies, SFCAs have been associated with reduced inflammation and lower blood pressure.