6 Mar 2020

Coronavirus risk reduction DHHS updates, guidelines and channels

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is continuously updating a coronavirus news web page, including links to resources for the public, health professionals, media and promotional material such as printable posters, examples of social media messages, links to videos etc. They also list all their channels to follow for updates. See links below:

Monash researchers discover fainting disorder drug

Greg Page AM, the original 'Yellow Wiggle' who retired in 2006,
suffers from POTS. Image: Medpage Today
Monash University researchers have revealed a novel therapy that corrects the mechanism in the body that's gone wrong in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), the condition affecting the former lead singer of The Wiggles.

Central Clinical School (CCS) researchers led by Professor Sam El-Osta found how genes that protect against POTS become silent or ‘switched off’ – and identified a drug to switch them on again.

25 Feb-02 Mar 2020 Central Clinical School recent publications

Image: @MonashNeurosci tweet published 5 March 2020
Professor Anneke van der Walt recalls when she was working in a
department as one of two women consultants, only three years
 ago. Times have changed for the better #IWD2020. This week's
 publications roundup features a paper on early detection of gait changes
 in MS, co-authored by Prof van der Walt. Follow her at @anneke_vdw 
Recent publications as notified during the week 25 Feb-02 Mar 2020 by PubMed from Central Clinical School affiliated researchers in the following disciplines. This is not a comprehensive list:
  • Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine
  • Anaesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Blood Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Sexual Health
  • Surgery

2 Mar 2020

2 March 2020 Neuroscience research updates

Dr Loretta Piccenna doing the equal sign
From Professor Terry O'Brien

I would like to encourage everyone to attend the monthly Neurology & Neurosurgery meeting this Monday 2 March (12noon - 1pm) which will be provided as part of the Departmental Seminar Series. Professor Geoff Cloud will present about 'Managing Spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage the Alfred Brain way' in the Bernard Gillian Seminar Room (Centre Block, Level 4, Alfred Hospital).
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