Monday, 27 June 2016

Translational Research at Monash University

Monash University's Professor Eric Morand, Head of School of Clinical Sciences, Professor Stephen Jane, Head of Central Clinical School and Professor Ian Davis, Head of Eastern Health Clinical School speak about Translational research at Monash University.  Click to watch.

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Monash medical students enable emergency department research

Fourth year students Mariam Hassan, Neda So
and Eliott with her mother in ED
Monash University medical students worked tirelessly last week to undertake a research study to help determine why parents bring their children to the Emergency Departments (EDs) at Monash Health.

The first of its kind, the study will link the advice sought prior to ED presentation, triage categories, reasons for presenting and the outcomes of ED attendance.

Led by Monash Paediatric Emergency Department’s Associate Professor Simon Craig, the study was carried out over one week from 15 to 22 June in the EDs at Monash Medical Centre (MMC) and Casey Hospital.

“Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our medical students, more than 950 patient surveys were completed in just one week.  Without their help, we couldn’t have done this study,” said Associate Professor Craig.

Final year medical student Scott McNeil
with Lucia and her father in ED
Coordinated and rostered by final year medical student Scott McNeil, 48 students volunteered to work a combination of day, evening and night shifts to ensure 24/7 coverage of the two hospitals for the whole study period—and in their holidays no less!

“Our students did a fantastic job, entering the data pretty much in real time,” said Associate Professor Craig.  “We hope that this sort of research model may be useful for future studies, not only in the ED but in the rest of the hospital as well.”

Participation in the study was 100% voluntary, and all medical students were recruited through the Monash University Paediatric Promotion, Interest and Training Society (MUPPITS) Facebook page.

“Student involvement was vital to the project,” said MUPPITS Chair Scott McNeil.

“In order to gain the required study participants, we had 24 hour presence in both emergency departments at MMC and Casey, allowing us to get real-time data.“
“Without the large number of students sacrificing their holidays, we couldn’t have achieved it,” said Scott.

Most medical students don’t have time to complete a full research project from beginning to end and Associate Professor Craig was keen to give the students a taste of research.

“The students experienced how data is collected in ‘real life’, with all of the challenges of approaching patients and families, asking questions and data entry,” said Associate Professor Craig.

“They were also exposed to a large amount of time in the ED—a great opportunity to see how the department really works.”

Fourth year medical student Mariam Hassan said being involved in the study was a terrific opportunity to see first-hand how research works. Mariam and fellow student Neda So volunteered to cover the ED for the project from 11pm to 8am, their first night shift experience.

“It was really interesting to see the patient experience and how ED operates at night,” said fourth year medical student Neda.

“As well as contributing to this research and helping Associate Professor Craig with the project, we’re getting great clinical and teaching experience.”

The results of the study will be used to plan future services at Monash Children’s Hospital.

SCS Department of Medicine 3MT competition success


  Last Tuesday, 13 PhD students from the SCS Department of Medicine presented their research in the 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Congratulations to the winners
Basic Science PhD students: Mr Alexander Rodriguez and Ms Louisa Yeung                                      
Clinical PhD students: Ms Dr Jonathan Dick and Ms Julia Freckelton

People’s Choice award: Dr Jonathan Dick

Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted with the event, including judges, Prof Richard Kitching, Dr Nadine Andrew, Dr David Scott, Dr Connie Wong and the Department of Medicine 3MT Organising Committee, Dr Andrea Johannessen, Dr Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake, Ms Pianca Schwarz, and Dr Clare Westhorpe.

CID Weekly Seminar- "SLE & glucocorticoids – clinical and lab perspectives", Tuesday 28 June

Tuesday 28 June, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Seminar Room 1, Level 2, TRF Building

 A light lunch is served prior to the seminar at 11:45am in the seminar room foyer, level 2, TRF Building.

Further information available from CID Weekly Seminar Series website]

Grand Round Presentation - Lung & Sleep, 29 June

Unit: Lung & Sleep               
Presenters: Dr Barton Jennings and Dr Ged Dalgleish
Topic: "Pleural disease: the Monash Experience"
Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

Fn14: a new player in cancer cachexia, 30 June

Professor Nick Hoogenraad, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science
Thursday 30 June, 12-1pm, Lecture Theatre 1, MMC

Flyer here with details.

Eli Lilly Pipeline Webinar 14 July Prof.Robert Heine

Thursday 14 July 8-9am, Lecture Theatre 2 MMC

We are pleased to invite you to a presentation on Eli Lilly's pipeline of medicines and devices for the future. There will be two speakers in this Webinar - the first will be Dr Bradley Curtis, Principal Research Scientist, Global Medical Affairs
who will talk about Lilly's upcoming pipeline for Alzheimers' Disease, Oncology, and Dermatology.

   He will then introduce Professor Robert Heine who is a Distinguished Lilly Scholar at Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, USA and an Honorary Professor of  Diabetes, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Professor Heine's talk will include a discussion of the following topics:

1.  Next Generation Insulins
     Smart glucose-sensing, ultrarapid and concentrated insulins
2.  Nasal Glucagon
3.  Devices

The Webinar will take place in Lecture Theatre 2, Monash Medical Centre
between 8-9am on July 14th and those in the audience will be able to ask
questions directly of Dr Curtis and Professor Heine. 

Those unable to attend Lecture Theatre 2 can view the broadcast live
by using the following link:

For more information, please contact A.Prof Dennis Engler

MHTP Technical seminars (IntelliCyt's iQue Screener and 10X Genomics), 11 and 15 July

Monday 11 July 10.30-11.30 am Level 2, Seminar room 2, TRF building - IntelliCyt's iQue Screener.  Flyer with details attached here.

Friday 15 July 10.30-11.30 am Level 2, Seminar room 2, TRF building - 10X Genomics.  Flyer with details attached here.

Animal Use in Research & Teaching, 18 July and 26 October

Monash University Animal Ethics Information Session, Monday 18 July and 26 October
10am-12.30pm, Lecture Theatre S1, 16 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

Monash University requires that:
•    All new research staff and students using live animals complete the
information session “Animal Use in Research and Teaching”.
•    Researchers, Teachers and students must have attended or enrolled

in the next available session to be named on an animal ethics application.

Register on-line -

myResearch update and transition information

The next phase of myResearch will go live on 12 July 2016 with the launch of the new system, Pure, and the release of application forms for human ethics in Infonetica Ethics Review Manager (ERM).  

myResearch will replace a number of current systems, including Research Master (RM) and ROPES. We are moving a large amount of data from current systems so that researchers will continue to have access to their past research activity information, and professional staff can continue to undertake administrative processes. In order to provide sufficient time to migrate the data, we will be removing editing rights to RM and ROPES.

Transition dates and more information is available here:

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Funding Opportunities

Susan G. Komen announces a call for breast cancer research proposals from early career investigators:  Now accepting Letter of Intent - Due July 14, 2016.

·  Eligibility: Applications are open to junior faculty members working at academic institutions who have no more than 5 years of experience within their faculty appointment
·  Funding Level: Up to $300,000 over 2 years or $450,000 over 3 years.
·  Training Requirements: Applicants/PIs must propose a mentor committee whose purpose is to provide the research, scientific, clinical, management, and leadership guidance necessary to foster the Applicant/PI’s career advancement. At least one mentor must be at the same institution as the PI and serve as the onsite representative for the entire mentor committee.
·  Grant Intent: CCR Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than 5 years at the time of Application to achieve research independence. CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer.
Two Research Focus Areas are included in this mechanism:
·  CCR-Clinical Research – for clinical faculty proposing clinical research (as defined within the LOI); and
·  CCR-Basic/Translational Research – for basic or clinical faculty proposing laboratory-based biomedical research. 
·  Eligibility: Applications are open to postdoctoral fellows who have completed their doctoral degree and are at academic institutions, no more than 4 years after the date of their degree confirmation, or 4 years after completion of their residency (for physicians).
·  Funding Level: Up to $120,000 over 2 years or $180,000 over 3 years.
·  Training Requirements: Applicants/PIs must include a Lead Mentor who currently conducts breast cancer research at the same academic institution with the postdoctoral fellow.  The primary purpose of the Lead Mentor and Co-Mentor (if applicable) is to provide the research, scientific, clinical, management, and leadership guidance necessary to foster the Applicant/PI’s career advancement.
·  Grant Intent: PDF Grants are intended to attract and support today’s young scientists and clinicians who will fuel the future and become the next generation of leaders in the field of breast cancer research. These leaders will play key roles in reducing breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next decade, with the ultimate goal of ending breast cancer forever.
Two Research Focus Areas are included in this mechanism:
·  PDF-Clinical Research – for clinical fellows proposing clinical research (as defined within the LOI); and
· PDF-Basic/Translational Research – for basic or clinical fellows proposing laboratory-based biomedical research. 

·  Application System Opens: May 18, 2016
·  Letter of Intent Due: July 14, 2016, by 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
·  Letter of Intent Decision: September 30, 2016
·  Application Due: November 22, 2016, by 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time
·  Award Notification: On or around April 15, 2017

·  Eligibility: Applications are open to researchers with a doctoral degree at academic institutions who are conducting breast cancer disparities research and are committed to support a training program with a minimum of 3 graduate students/trainees (those in a masters and/ or doctoral program) per year.
·  Funding Level: Up to $135,000 per year for up to 3 years for a total of $405,000.
·  Training Requirements: The proposed research training program should leverage the current training and research activities available at the applicant institution while also providing new training opportunities that are not currently offered. The program should provide a combination of didactic coursework and hands-on laboratory, clinical and/or public health research experience.  Strong preference will be given to programs that provide a solid plan for recruiting trainees from populations affected by disparities in breast cancer outcomes.
·  Grant Intent: GTDR Grants are intended to establish and/or to sustain a training program for a minimum of three graduate students who are seeking careers dedicated to understanding and eliminating disparities in breast cancer outcomes across population groups.
·  Application: GTDR Grants will only be a one step process for FY17 and will not require a Letter of Intent. The Request for Applications (RFA) will be released later this summer.

·  Application System Opens: June/July 2016
·  Application Due: September 2016
·  Award Notification: On or around April 15, 2017
​Please direct questions to the Komen Research Programs Help Desk:

Call for presenters at BMedSci (Hons) Information Session - Tuesday 12 July, 5.30pm

Information session for prospective 2017 BMedSci (Hons) students at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.

SCS will be running a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) information evening to recruit BMedSci students for 2017 - all supervisors are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for you to make contact with a potential student.

Tuesday 14th July, 5.30pm-7.30pm. 
Seminar Room 1, Translational Research Facility (TRF), Monash Medical Centre

Format: rapid fire presentations (1 slide / 2 minutes) from major research groups at the precinct. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers, and to informally mix with potential students afterwards.

If you would like to give a talk to students (between 5.30-6.30pm) please notify Pianca Schwarz ( by Friday 1 July, 2016.

Awards in the Physical Sciences - The Royal Society of Victoria

Two distinguished awards within the Physical Sciences from the Royal Society of Victoria are now open for submissions: 

The RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research

First, we seek nominations for the 2016 RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in Category IV: Physical Sciences. This category includes the disciplines of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and related sciences.

The Award is made based on demonstration of the candidate’s excellence and leadership in scientific research, which shall have been carried out in or about Australia, with a preference for work conducted in or about the State of Victoria. Candidates must be nominated by a colleague, and submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

The silver RSV Medal has been awarded annually since 1959 by the Society’s Patron, the Governor of Victoria. Last year’s Medallist was the University of Melbourne’s Professor David Karoly from the School of Earth Sciences. This year’s Medallist will be honoured on the evening of Thursday, 8 December 2016.

Full details on Medal criteria and making submissions are available at

The Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for Physical Sciences

Second, we seek applications for the 2016 Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for the Physical Sciences, open to suitably qualified postdoctoral candidates conducting work in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, all branches of Engineering, and related sciences.

Eligibility is constrained to candidates who have been awarded their doctorate from a university in the State of Victoria, Australia within the last seven years (exemptions apply to periods of parental leave). Applicants must nominate themselves, and either be an Australian citizen or hold Australian Resident status.

The Award includes a certificate from the Royal Society of Victoria and a prize of $3,000. Last year’s awardee was Dr Marcus Doherty, a postdoctoral fellow based at the ANU’s Laser Physics Centre with a doctorate from the University of Melbourne.

The Award will be presented on the evening of Thursday, 27th October 2016. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 29 July 2016. Full details on award criteria and making submissions are available at

Joint Arts-Medicine Interdisciplinary Research Scheme - Affinity Workshop (28 June)

9am-12pm, Tuesday, 28 June, Japanese Studies Centre, 12 Ancora Imparo Way (formerly Bldg 54, Clayton)

All researchers are encouraged to attend.   
Registration for the event is at Affinity workshop registration.    Copied below are instructions for those wishing to participate via Zoom.

Faculty publications collection - centralised service from 20 June

We are pleased to inform you that a new service for collecting research outputs will commence on 20 June. As of this date, the collection of research outputs will be managed by the Research Output Collection Service (ROCS). The ROCS team is organisationally located in the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice-President.

What is the scope of this service?

·          Collection and entry of research outputs and associated evidence for HERDC, ERA, and internal reporting purposes such as Performance Development and Academic Performance Standards

·          Collection and entry of any additional categories of output that have been endorsed by Monash Research Committee, for example, for the purposes of Academic Performance Standards
·          Collection and entry of the outputs of new staff who require selected research publications to show in myResearch web profiles. Entry to cover the past 6-year period only.
·         Liaison with academic staff, including the Deputy Dean Research, to advise on processes and classification matters
·         Liaison with new academic staff about the collection process
What is not included?

  • Entry of categories not relevant to HERDC/ERA or MRC-endorsed University categories
  • Entry of research outputs published more than six years ago
·        Collection and entry of data for accreditation purposes that is not captured within the scope of research outputs collection
·        Reporting for accreditation purposes

Why is this service being implemented?
To provide a high quality and efficient research outputs collection service to the faculty through a standardised, centrally managed model. Since 2014, faculties have been moving progressively into this new model. In 2016, the service is being implemented in the final three faculties, including the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

The background to the service
In 2013, a survey of research administration highlighted the inconsistencies in practice and quality in research outputs collection across Monash University. This impacted both on the efficiency of this work, and on the quality of the data that was then reported to HERDC, ERA and used by academic staff for a variety of purposes, including web profiles and promotion applications.
A pilot program for a new, central service was run in 2014 with three faculties.  All three continued, and in 2015, an additional three faculties came on board. Feedback from all faculties has been addressed to refine and improve the service so that it meets the needs of academic staff, the faculty and the university.

Is my campus covered?
The team services all Australian Monash campus locations and sites where the Faculty has research data collection activity. Changes to collection practice are being made for Malaysia and South Africa campuses and these campuses will consequently be out of scope.

Who is the contact for our faculty?
Louise Micallef and Pete Nichols are the two Research Publications Coordinators in the ROCS team. They will be the primary points of contact for faculty academic staff for:

  • Queries and advice about research outputs collection and the related data
  • Submission and recording of research outputs
  • Initiation into the research output collection process at Monash University

Additional, trained staff work in the ROCS and will be assisting Louise and Pete with collecting and managing research outputs, and will cover their roles during absences. These roles include Research Publications Coordinators and Publications Officers. The Senior Research Publications Coordinator, Annie Kelly, will also work closely with Louise and Pete and with the Faculty Research Office to ensure a smooth handover.
Donna Buckingham in the Faculty Research Office will be the designated ROCS liaison.
Contact details
·        Louise Micallef   990 59288 
·        Pete Nichols       990 59292 
We will let their schools and departments know which Research Publications Coordinator has been allocated as their primary contact.

17 June - 12 July: Transition period
On 12 July, the myResearch project will launch the new system for research administration, Pure. From 17 June until then, no research outputs will be entered.
·        All data entry into Research Master (the current system for recording outputs) has been frozen
·        Data cleaning of research outputs for migration is being finalised
·        The Pure harvest for Faculty academics for the initial harvest of the previous 2 years research outputs from Scopus is being set up
·        Information for academics about how to log into Pure, how to view research outputs and how to manage email notifications from the system will be circulated
·        All known Scopus and ORCID IDs are being collected and entered into Pure to improve harvest accuracy
·        The current MNHS Publication Officers will work with the ROCS team to hand over work in progress
·        We will inform the school/ departments of the contact details for their dedicated Research Publications Coordinator

What will change, and what will remain the same?

There will be no change to the level of engagement of academic staff with this process. The collection and input of research outputs for external reporting such as ERA and for internal reporting, such as Academic Performance, will continue to be handled by professional staff.  
The Deputy Dean Research, Professor Ross Coppel, will continue to provide academic input into classification matters as required.
Using the support of the ROCS team will ensure that the Faculty has access to a number of trained staff who will provide continuous coverage of the activity.
The transfer of responsibility for outputs collection from the Faculty Research Office to the central ROCS team will free up Faculty professional staff to undertake additional research support activities.
The Faculty Research Office will work closely with the ROCS team to ensure a smooth transition.

How will this service be monitored?
Dr Steven Kovacevic, the Director, Research and Graduate Research will be in regular contact with Dr Fiona Neilson in the Office of the Provost to discuss and manage any issues as they arise, to ensure that they are resolved with minimal disruption. A clear escalation process exists for handling more difficult matters.
A small governance group comprising Dr Steven Kovacevic, Director, Research and Graduate Research, Tim Stephens, Faculty Manager, Professor Kim Langfield-Smith, Vice-Provost (Academic Performance), Jane Holt, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice-President, Halina Oswald, Director Monash Research Office and Dr Fiona Neilson, Director Research Services Transformation, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice-President will meet regularly to review service quality and performance.
Monthly reports on data collection progress will also be provided to the Faculty Research Office.

Where can I find out more?

Please contact Dr Fiona Neilson (tel 9905 20509) or Dr Steve Kovacevic (tel 990 52909) for further information. 

GSK's Award For Research Excellence - Applications for 2016 are Open!

Nominations are now open for the 36th GSK Award for Research Excellence (ARE).  The award acknowledges outstanding Australian researchers and their work and provides an $80,000 (tax free) independent research grant to the award recipient’s employing organisation to further the recipient’s work and knowledge.

The award targets high calibre mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking human medical health research predominately in Australia.

The judging criteria are weighted as follows:
·  40% - potential for the researcher’s contribution to science to directly or indirectly lead to improvement in human health
·  30% - potential for the nominee to continue to make research contributions in the field of human health; and
·  30% - nominee’s accomplishments based on academic and employment record, research grants and awards received, cited publications and other examples of research productivity.

Further information about the award and the online nomination form are available at GSK Award for Research Excellence website.

Nominations close on Monday 4 July 2016. The award will be presented at the Research Australia Awards Night, Wednesday 16 November 2016.

For more information, please visit the ARE website or direct queries regarding the award to

Hudson winter ball, "Diamonds are forever", 29 July

All SCS staff, students and friends are invited to attend the Hudson Ball in July.
Purchase your tickets here

In Defense of Food, 6 July

Staff from the Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics have joined forces with the Right to Food Coalition to create a fundraising movie night 6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesday 6th July, Cinema Nova.  

Michael Pollan's "In Defence of Food" claims to help us make common sense eating more common! 
Tickets available here: Please contact if you have any questions.

Liquid nitrogen training: June 28

The next liquid nitrogen (LN2) training is scheduled as below:
Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016
Time: 11:00am
Venue: MIMR building (Hudson), level 2 Meeting Room

This training is for those working with, handling LN2 and/or working in areas where it is stored.

It is the Institute's policy that staff and students must have attended the training prior to using LN2 in their work.

Please contact Ganeema Tokhi at for any further information.

Disability Support Services News

Disability Support Services now support students who are carers of a person who is aged and frail or has a disability, medical or mental health condition, and that person is substantially dependent on the student for ongoing care. More information and the registration form can be found at:
In conjunction with Better Teaching, Better Learning, The Inclusive teaching toolkit for students with a disability is now available on the Monash intranet and may be found at:  
The CEED Module for Teaching inclusively for disability enrolments opens September 5.
More information can be found at: 
Faculty staff with access to the Special Consideration folder in the Monash Reporting System (via Callista) are able to run reports on students registered with Disability Support Services to find out what accommodations students are eligible for.

Academics are also able to access this information via Moodle. To find out how, and for more information, go to AAA Moodle Quick Guide video or AAA Moodle Quick Guide at:
The new Disability Support Services PowerPoint slide is now available at:  

Additional Moodle training in July

To cater for demand we are scheduling additional Moodle training sessions in July.  Details below:

​​Creating & Working with Assignments in Moodle
Do you want to create an online assessment in Moodle?
Do you want to make assignment marking easier and more efficient?
Learn more about Turnitin?
Have better instructions for your assignments?
This two hour hands on workshop will provide the opportunity for you to prepare your online assessments for next semester. The Moodle assignment activity allows you to easily track when students submit, download their assignments for marking  and provide rich feedback on their work. It eliminates the need to manually collect assignments.  
We will sit down with you and show you how to set up a structured Moodle page that contains all of the details of your assignment. You will prepare your Moodle assignment and get Turnitin ready.  You'll also learn how to make assignment marking and feedback easier and more efficient.  There will be plenty of time for you to work with our team to prepare and organize your assignments.
Please Note: You will need to come prepared with an assignment that is already online that needs some updating or a new assignment that you would like to put online.
Level:  Beginner - Intermediate
When:  Tuesday July 19, 2016, 2.00-4.00pm.
Where:  MNHS Teaching and Learning Hub, Room C101, 10 Chancellors Walk, Clayton campus.
To register,​ visit the Events registration page at
Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants.

Building Useful Rubrics
Rubrics are a popular tool for outlining criteria and for assessing and evaluating student achievement. They are often in a table/matrix with 3-4 levels and descriptions of criteria per each level. Once developed, a good rubric can be used for years.
Moodle provides tools for easily creating rubrics and associating them with your assignments.  If you are an instructor who needs a rubric for an assignment in your unit (such as a lab, project, model, presentation, etc) this is the workshop for you. By properly constructing a good (and detailed enough) rubric (with added marks) you’ll save yourself time in marking and you’ll provide your students with a good guide to evaluating their ability.
In this two hour workshop we will work with you to create a useful rubric within your Moodle course.
Please Note: You will need to come prepared with either an assignment that is already online, or a new assignment, that you would like to develop a rubric for.
Level:  Beginner - Intermediate
When:  Thursday July 21, 2016, 2.00-4.00pm.
Where:  MNHS Teaching and Learning Hub, Room C101, 10 Chancellors Walk, Clayton campus.
To register, visit the Events registration page at

Please note that this session is limited to 15 participants.

Feasibility Of Exercise Stress Echocardiography For Cardiac Risk Assessment In Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Prior To Renal Transplantation

Ian Meredith et al. published in Clinical Transplantation.

Read article here.

Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome and Falls Risk: A Multi-Center Study

Velandai Srikanth et al. published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

Read article here.

Cardiovascular Alterations and Multiorgan Dysfunction After Birth Asphyxia

Graeme Polglase et al. published in Clinics in Perinatology.

Read article here.

Association between slow wave activity, cognition and behaviour in children with sleep disordered breathing

Sarah Biggs et al. published in Sleep Medicine.

Read article here.

Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea in Australian children

Rosemary Horne et al. published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Read article here.

Night sweats: it may be hemochromatosis

HK Murday, Beverley Vollenhoven et al. published in Climacteric.

Read article here.

Bone Disease in Thalassemia: A Molecular and Clinical Overview.

Fran Milat et al. published in Endocrine Reviews.

Read article here.

Does anyone in your family have obstructive sleep apnea?

Gillian Nixon, Garun Hamilton published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Read article here.

Parents of Children with ASD Experience More Psychological Distress, Parenting Stress, and Attachment-Related Anxiety

Kylie Gray et al. published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Read article here.

Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for prevention of cardiovascular events: The Australian Study for the Prevention through Immunization of Cardiovascular Events (AUSPICE)

Amanda Thrift et al. published in the American Heart Journal.

Read article here.

Brain Activation during Memory Encoding in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Discordant Twin Pair Study

Velandai Srikanth et al. published in the Journal of Diabetes Research.

Read article here.

Preterm white matter brain injury is prevented by early administration of umbilical cord blood cells

Suzanne Miller et al. published in Experimental Neurology.

Read article here.

A randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of a fixed dose of N-acetyl cysteine in children with autistic disorder

Kylie Gray et al. published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Read article here.