30 Aug 2019

Gluten isn't bad for healthy people

Dr Emma Halmos (L) & Prof Peter Gibson
Unless you have been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity, a rigorous new study shows that eating foods containing gluten will cause you no harm, and avoiding these proteins in your diet isn't necessary.

Professor Peter Gibson and Dr Emma Halmos, Monash Department of Gastroenterology, write an editorial accompanying this new study publication in the journal Gastroenterology. See the full story at  Science Alert.

29 Aug 2019

Monash researchers a step closer to myeloma blood test

by Anne Crawford

Prof. Andrew Spencer
A Monash University team has advanced its research into developing a novel blood test to detect multiple myeloma. The liquid biopsy test also has the potential in the future to give clinicians an indication of how a patient is responding to treatment.

The ACBD (Australian Centre for Blood Diseases) group, led by Professor Andrew Spencer, published its study recently in Leukemia.  

Multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable cancer of the plasma cells which are normally found in the bone marrow, affects more than 1900 Australians each year.

MAPrc researcher finalist in Bupa Award!

Dr Gemma Sharp
Congratulations Dr Gemma Sharp, one of five national finalists in this year's Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award!

Dr Sharp is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and Clinical Psychologist in the Women’s Mental Health division of MAPrc. Her research focuses on the causes and novel treatments of body image concerns which can lead to really serious disorders like eating disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. 

Precision medicine to be advanced by international collaboration

A/Prof. Christoph Hagemeyer
Central Clinical School researchers are part of a newly formed Monash University Network of Excellence for Molecular Imaging and Precision Radiopharmaceuticals. Associate Professor Christoph Hagemeyer and Dr Karen Alt from the ACBD, along with Professor Meng Law from the Department of Neuroscience and Alfred Health Radiology, have joined the multidisciplinary team, which includes researchers from Germany and Canada.

With a focus on individualised precision medicine to treat a range of human diseases, the researchers have backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biomedical imaging, advanced nano-bio-technologies, and immunotherapy.

CCS Recent Publications 20 - 26 August 2019

Recent publications for Central Clinical School feature affiliated authors in the following departments:
A/Prof Richard Beare, based
at the Peninsula Clinical
School had two articles
published this week. 
  • Allergy Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed)
  • Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc)
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  • National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI)
  • Peninsula Clinical School
  • Surgery

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