Grey matters: why your brain needs sleep
Ahead of this week’s Sleep and Brain Health Symposium, Dr Melinda Jackson from RMIT’s School of Health and Biomedical Sciences shares the ugly truth about quality sleep and a healthy brain.
New Future Fellows boost RMIT research
New ARC Future Fellowships awarded to RMIT researchers will support landmark projects on foetal brain development, improving human rights and cutting-edge photonics.
The gut-brain connection: a new frontier for autism research
Researchers are discovering new connections between the brain and gut that could make a difference to the daily life of children with autism and their families.
From Mexico to Melbourne: journey of a biomedical trailblazer
Trailblazing immunologist Magdalena Plebanski knew she was in the right job after visiting Africa more than 20 years ago and seeing the devastating effects of malaria.
Lending a helping hand
RMIT University and Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) have teamed up to deliver a student outreach health clinic to Indigenous football and netball club, the Fitzroy Stars.
Swallowable sensors reveal mysteries of human gut health
Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed.
Thermal imaging improves diabetes related foot ulcer assessment
Thermal imaging can better predict a diabetes related foot ulcer’s size and the healing trajectory than conventional methods, Melbourne-led research has found.
Researchers tackle HIV and brain injury with NHMRC funding success
Three RMIT researchers have been awarded a total of $2.5 million in funding for projects investigating brain damage in infants and new treatments for managing HIV.
Snooze mobiles: how vibrations in cars make drivers sleepy
New research has found the natural vibrations of cars make people sleepier, affecting concentration and alertness levels just 15 minutes after drivers get behind the wheel.
Sleep apnoea creates gaps in life memories: study
People with sleep apnoea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown.
Fantastic four: meet the researchers changing the future of health
Technology is having a huge impact on our health. Here four RMIT researchers talk about the potential impact of their work as we live even longer lives.
RMIT women named superstars of STEM
Three RMIT researchers from STEM have been named among 60 Australian women recognised for outstanding contributions to their fields.
Scientists don’t really get the female brain – and it’s a problem for women’s health
A major new review examines what we know (and don't know) about the unique aspects of the female brain, the lack of female-specific research, and why it’s a real issue for women's health.
Four ways sleep deprivation affects your brain and your body
Sleep is one of the unsung heroes of health, with serious consequences when we don’t get enough. Our experts explain what happens when you’re sleep deprived and share their tips to better sleep.
The science of fighting brain injuries in babies
In their search for ways to prevent and heal brain injuries in babies, researchers are delving deep to unlock the secrets of the developing brain.
Five things you should know about the brain in your gut
From moods to memory, the brain in our guts has a big impact on the brain in our heads.
Unpacking the links: Chronic stress, fertility and the ‘hunger hormone’
Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone.