Researchers look at nasal spray to treat respiratory infections
20 December 2021
A group of researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are investigating a nasal spray option to prevent respiratory viral infections, such as COVID-19 and the flu.
Phase I study of two second generation COVID-19 variant vaccines
26 October 2021The Doherty Institute, a joint venture between The University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has been funded through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) by the Medical Research Future Fund to conduct a unique Phase I study of two second generation COVID-19 variant vaccines.
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 2021A 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.
Researchers call for national research strategy for clinical trials in a pandemic
19 July 2021
Australia should follow the examples of the UK and parts of the US and establish a national, coordinated approach for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for COVID-19, any future pandemics, and inter-pandemic periods, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.
Study hopes to end stigma for people living with type 1 diabetes
14 July 2021
More than 4 in 5 people with diabetes have experienced stigma while living with their condition.
The RMH neuropsychologist receives $165,000 Post-Doctoral Fellowship to advance MS research
21 January 2021
Dr Charles Malpas aims to address the gap in knowledge on the variants of cognitive impairment among Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients with a substantial MS Research Australia grant.
World-first clinical trial treating type 1 diabetes now underway
16 December 2020
Lucy Lee is the first person to take part in the BANDIT clinical trial, which began at the Royal Melbourne Hospital this month.
The Intensive Care Unit’s A/Prof Professor Adam Deane awarded $150,000 grant
20 October 2020A/Prof Adam Deane has been awarded $150,000 from the Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants 2020.
Lancet study debunks one of the greatest mental health myths
28 June 2017Research published in the June Lancet Psychiatry 2017 journal showed that physical assaults in a UK psychiatric hospital reduced by 39% when a smoke-free policy was introduced and supported with proper clinical treatment of nicotine withdrawal.