In brief

Licorice pieces

Diabetes all sorted?

A postgraduate student from Monash University's Sunway campus in Malaysia has made an important discovery that could revolutionise the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Eye with microchip pattern superimposed on iris

Vision in sight

A bionic eye could transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Aspirin tablets

Aspirational elders

Monash University researchers are leading the way in Australia's largest ever clinical trial to test the benefits of taking aspirin to maintain good health into old age.

Monash University Ecologically Sustainable Design Strategy Manager Brett Walters poses with the solar panels at the Clayton campus

Empanelled power

Monash University has installed a large network of solar panels at the Clayton campus as part of a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint.


Innovation precinct

Monash University has partnered with the Victorian Government, CSIRO, Australian Synchrotron, Small Technologies Cluster and local councils to launch the South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEMIP).

test tubes

Barry L. Reed lecture

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will welcome back one of its most accomplished graduates for its flagship public event, the annual Emeritus Professor Barry L. Reed distinguished lecture.

Australia fellowship winners

Four million dollar fellows

Two Monash researchers have been awarded prestigious Australia Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and will receive $4 million each over a five-year period.

Optic fibre cables

High fibre

Optical fibre technology pioneered by Monash University researchers looks set to play a key role in boosting the capacity of strained broadband networks.

Tall Poppy winners

Tall poppies grow

Three Monash researchers have won 2009 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards in recognition of their outstanding academic performance and efforts to promote an understanding of science in the wider community.

Launch of the Happy Life club

Happy days

A small community health program developed by Monash University and trialled in an outer-Melbourne suburb has evolved to become one of China's foremost health initiatives.