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Spectroscopy of red blood cells

Monash researchers enlist the Cloud to wipe out malaria

The Monash scientists who developed the small game-changing device that can rapidly screen blood in minutes to detect disease-causing pathogens have now confirmed the successful operation of a Cloud-based system based on spectroscopy.

Chemistry 16 October, 2019
Professor Bayden Wood, Co-Director Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy

New device that can rapidly diagnose disease could save lives

Scientists have developed a new device that can rapidly screen the blood in just minutes to detect a range of pathogens that cause disease, in a breakthrough that could fast-track the way disease or infection is diagnosed and treated.

Chemistry 14 January, 2019

Monash scientists to investigate new approaches to detect drug resistant superbugs

The Victorian Government through its Medical Research Acceleration Fund has awarded Monash researchers $92,500 to develop technologies to detect drug resistant superbugs. Resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a critical

Chemistry 24 August, 2018
Associate Professor Bayden Wood (centre) and his diagnostic tool.

US grants Monash scientists patent for a diagnostic technique that could deliver a more accurate test for malaria

A research collaboration headed by a Monash chemist was issued a US-issued patent for an invention that could deliver a more accurate test for malaria that is rapid and low cost, making it suitable for resource-poor

Chemistry 8 June, 2018
The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP (right) with the Co-Directors of the Monash Centre of Biospectroscopy, Dr Phil Heraud (left) and Associate Professor Bayden Wood (centre).

Federal government funds Monash scientists to tackle time-critical sepsis disease

The Federal government has announced around $300,000 in funding to Biotech Resources in partnership with the Monash Centre for Biospectroscopy to combat sepsis – one of the leading causes of hospital deaths in Australia.

Chemistry 17 April, 2018
Light-activated cancer drugs

Cancer drugs could soon be activated by light, preventing toxic side effects

Researchers at Monash University are one step closer to developing a cancer drug triggered by light, preventing the toxic side effects caused by current chemotherapy treatments.

Chemistry 23 February, 2018
ARC Funding Nov 2018

Outstanding results for Monash Science with ARC outcomes

Monash University was the most successful institution in Victoria in Australian Research Council (ARC) grants announced today with just over one third of the grants awarded to Faculty of Science researchers.

Science 10 November, 2017