Monash University

  • Plastic ‘leaves’ turn water into fuel
    Posted in: 2016, Vic

    Monash University researchers have developed a new plastic material that can extract hydrogen from water. It could be the start of a water-fuelled energy revolution. The idea of splitting water (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen is not a new one. If the two can be split efficiently enough, that hydrogen becomes a valuable potential fuel.…

  • Brain training to give tendon pain the boot
    Posted in: 2015, Vic

    Footy player, netballer and ballet dancer available for interview Re-training the brain with painless exercises may be the key to stopping recurring tendon pain, according to Melbourne researchers. AFL, basketball and netball players are the major sufferers, with tendon pain in the knee debilitating and long-lasting. The injury can sideline a player or cause them…

  • Jetlag skin patch may prevent brain damage in newborns
    Posted in: 2014, Vic

    A simple and affordable ‘jetlag’ skin patch could help prevent deaths and disabilities of two million babies worldwide each year by reducing brain damage caused by low oxygen during birth. Monash University PhD student James Aridas and his colleagues at MIMR-PHI Institute’s Ritchie Centre have found that melatonin patches, commonly used to treat jetlag in…

  • Crystals may divine life on Mars
    Posted in: 2013, Vic

    Evidence of life on Mars may have drawn one step closer after geological scientists discovered how water and nutrients could be found on the red planet. Siobhan Wilson, of Monash University, has collaborated with America’s Indiana University to find that water-bearing crystals on the planet’s surface can produce water and help release nutrients, supporting the…