Episode 17: People You May Know
In this episode Dr Susan Carland finds out how Monash experts are harnessing the strengths of social media platforms to make a positive impact on mental health.
Metabolic syndrome: Getting well, together
We take great comfort from shared experiences with others. When you're unwell, it can also lead to better health outcomes..
Virtual clinic, real outcomes
An innovative clinic model is improving the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Cancer patient lifeline in lockdown
Rewriting the guidelines on delivering life-saving cancer drug trials while in COVID-19 lockdown.
Memories are made of this – or are they?
Although we may think of our memories as a data bank that we can retrieve and play back, the reality is more slippery – particularly in relation to trauma.
What must happen now
Finding a way out of the COVID-19 crisis will firstly require more urgent and coordinated investment in medical innovation.
What's old is new
Researchers have repurposed existing tools to make a COVID-19 immunity test breakthrough.
Let's talk about early menopause
An online resource has been developed to address a lack of information and awareness about the devastating condition.
Making sense of menopause
Evidence indicates that women who take menopausal hormone therapy have a marginally increased risk of breast cancer, but it's equally important to talk about the benefits of the treatment.
Unlocking the school gates
Despite its illegality, 'gatekeeping' remains a barrier to inclusive education. But parents can find that knowledge is power in combating the practice.
Repairing the brain through stem cell therapy
Medical innovator, Dr Subhadeep Das is pioneering stem cell therapy to cure neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.
Opioids – where to from here?
Opioids are among the most powerful analgesics available to medicine, but they have huge capacity to cause harm. In trying to solve one problem, is a bigger one being created?
'It felt like a prison'
Around 6000 Australians aged under 65 live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
Is gluten getting a bad rap?
Got a stomach ache? Gas? Bloating? Research shows fructan, not gluten, might be the cause and shows a diet that may help.
Hypnotherapy hope for IBS
Worldwide it's estimated that 11% of the population has IBS* with more women suffering than men. Hypnotherapy treatment may turn out to be a major part of the solution.
CRISPR: not cut and dried
The genetic modification of twin baby girls before their birth has highlighted the ethical concerns raised by the use of gene-editing tool CRISPR in humans.
A study has shown that those with a high risk of drug-resistant epilepsy should be considered early for non-drug therapies.
Restraint of the aged
Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.
Breakthrough to help babies breathe easy
An innovative stem cell trial offers hope in treating premature babies born with chronic lung disease.
Putting cancer cells to sleep
Instead of killing the disease – as chemotherapy and radiotherapy do – a new and “lateral” approach to treatment shows great promise.
Where the heart is
When it comes to people’s homes, neither Di Winkler nor Dan McKenna are prepared to accept the status quo. They're challenging traditional housing models for a greater social good.
Out on a limb
Scientists’ discovery into how mice recover from deformity could lead to new therapies for growth disorders such as dwarfism.
Shining a light on disability housing
Monash alumna Dr Di Winkler is determined to change the systems that move young people with serious disabilities into nursing homes.
Senior lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, Monash University
Senior Lecturer & Advanced Research Coordinator, Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Associate Professor, NHMRC Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist
Research dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology
Menno van Zelm
Associate Professor (Research), Immunology, Central Clinical School
Professor of Public Policy, Faculty of Arts, and Inaugural Director of Better Governance and Policy
Professor of Law
Professor and Head of Gastroenterology
Senior Research Fellow, obstetrics and gynaecology, Monash Health
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Clinical Psychologist
Director, Bachelor of Global Studies
Senior lecturer, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
Adjunct senior lecturer, Gastroenterology
Professor (Research), Medicine Alfred Hospital
Adjunct senior lecturer, Central Clinical School
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and research head of early menopause studies, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation
Professor (Research), Clinical Epidemiology
Kate de Bruin
Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education
Professor, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre
Adjunct lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
Psychophysiologist, Alfred Health, Department of Gastroenterology
Senior Research Dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology
Professor, Monash Bioethics Centre
Research Fellow, Clinical Epidemiology
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Clinical Sciences
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychological Sciences
Doctor of Clinical Psychology candidate
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases
Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
Head of Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
Senior lecturer, early years education, Faculty of Education
Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry