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International study highlights diabetes risks in COVID-19

An international review involving Monash University finds elderly people with diabetes who contract COVID-19 are at a much higher risk of dying from the disease - and the virus may actually trigger the onset of diabetes.

Medicine & health
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How does the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cause severe illness?

... among other things lung damage, pneumonia and multi-organ failure, or sepsis.

Lens
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Gut health: Investigating the role a high-fibre diet can play in controlling high blood pressure

Research is looking at the role a high-fibre diet can play in reducing hypertension.

Lens

Vital Monash medical research attracts $105 million in federal funding

Monash University has been awarded almost $76 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

University news
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Type 2 diabetes: is it what you eat, or how much?

While the disease is on the rise, it's preventable – that includes not only considering how much we eat, but the kind of foods we consume.

Lens

Monash study reveals how kidney disease happens

Monash researchers have solved a mystery, revealing how certain immune cells work together to instigate autoimmune kidney disease.

Medicine & health

From lab to industry, Monash-linked start up attracts $7M investment

Drug discovery research at Monash has underpinned a new spin out company to develop therapies for metabolic syndrome and other diseases.

University news

Bacterial viruses found to interact with human cells, study finds

International research co-authored by a Monash biologist has shown for the first time that bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) directly interact with the cells of the human body.

Science
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Kidney findings a first for Japan

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute, collaborating with researchers from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, have shown for the first time that Japanese

Medicine & health