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Brain interface proves to be safe and effective

24 January 2023

A device the size of a small paperclip, created to give people with severe paralysis the ability to communicate again, has been shown to be safe.

New study suggests acute stroke treatment is influenced by ethnicity and race

20 July 2022

An international, randomised controlled ischaemic stroke trial DIRECT-SAFE suggests acute stroke treatment should be adapted based on ethnicity and race. 

Severity of MS linked to distance from the equator

03 June 2022

A large international study has found that the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) can vary depending on latitude, with those living furthest from the equator worse affected by the disease.

World-first clot-busting drug trial improves patient care on Mobile Stoke Unit

09 May 2022

A randomised controlled drug trial suggests clot-busting drug Tenecteplase provides better outcomes for stroke patients compared to the current standard of care alteplase.  

Growing brain cells for a Parkinson’s cure

11 April 2022

Today is World Parkinson's Day. The Royal Melbourne Hospital is passionate about advancing research and care for all movement disorders.

Mobile Stroke Unit delivers lifesaving treatment to 34-year-old mum

25 March 2022

A Hoppers Crossing mother who suffered a stroke last year has been reunited with the specialist stroke team and paramedics who came to her aid.

Major funding awarded to establish Australia’s first young stroke service

25 November 2021

A collaborative $10M project led by the Florey Institute, with research and clinical arms at the RMH, has been funded to bring faster, personalised clinical care and longer-term support for young people with stroke.

World’s first study confirms acute stroke treatment is influenced by ethnicity and race

03 November 2021

An international, randomised controlled ischaemic stroke trial, DIRECT-SAFE suggests acute stroke treatment should be adapted based on ethnicity and race. 

Mobile stroke ambulance trial likely to change international guidelines

16 August 2021

New data from the International Stroke Conference 2021 confirms that mobile stroke ambulances have an essential role to play in pre-hospital stroke care around the world.

Early diagnosis of dementia giving hope to thousands of Australians

29 July 2021

A team of researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have discovered a simple blood test could help thousands of Australians get an early diagnosis of dementia.