Dr Ronelle Welton (AVRU) and her colleague Associate Professor Bill Nimorakiotakis (Epworth Hospital) - recent case of necrotising fasciitis unlikely to have been caused by the bite of a white-tailed spiderNews
Our congratulations to Daniel Hoyer, Alastair Stewart and David Williams for their paper with ImpactNews
Our congratulations to Shane who was in Professor Norman Saunders’ lab in the Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsNews
Diana is one of four women interviewed about their careers as snake handlersNews
AVRU David Williams is one of the experts cited in a recent News Feature that appeared in NatureNews
Anaphylaxis found to be responsible for the most morbidity and mortality following envenomation eventsNews
Applications are now open for Therapeutic Technologies Research Initiative (TTRI) Seed Funding 2017.News
Dr Amanda Caples, an alumni of the Department of Pharmacology, has been appointed Lead Scientist to the Victorian Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.News
Professor Daniel Hoyer, Chair and Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, was awarded the Maurice Rapport Prize and delivered the Rapport Plenary Lecture at the 2016 International Society of Serotonin Research (ISSR) Meeting.News
The re-emergence of black lung disease among Australian coal miners is raising urgent questions on prevention, screening and treatment that need answeringNews
A recent Pursuit story featuring Professor Alastair StewartNews
Paracetamol is widely used in all stages of pregnancy to reduce a high temperature and relieve pain. It should be taken only when needed, but is generally considered safe for the baby.News
Prof Saunders discusses the use of Paracetamol during pregnancy on ABC News 24News
A newly launched $80 million enterprise marks a unique collaboration between Monash University and the University of Melbourne in the field of biomedical research.News
Congratulations to ARC Linkage project recipients and their teams Dr Christine Nguyen and Prof Alastair Stewart.News
Thursday April 14th, 9:00 am - 1:45 pm (Registration opens at 8:30 am)Frank Tate Meeting Room, Level 9, Melbourne Graduate School of Education (100 Leicester St)News
GIS (Geographical Information System) is proving very helpful for identifying bites and stings in Australia at AVRU. See this in the GIS magazine Position by Ronelle Welton.News
Dr David William's recent article in The ConversationNews
Dr Ken Winkel's recent article in the ConversationNews
Dr David Williams cited in latest issue of Scientific American.News
Snakebite claims thousands of lives in the world's poorest communities every year but remains a 'forgotten killer',according to a new editorial published in the British Medical Journal.News
The Therapeutic Technologies Hallmark Research Initiative will launch on Wednesday September 30th with a keynote presentation by Dr Michael Sheetz, Director of the Mechanobiology Institute, at National University of Singapore entitled "Mechanosensing for growth"News
A new snakebite antivenom could bring hope to thousands of victims.News
Shirley Freeman, Pharmacologist 21-10-1924 - 28-12-2014News
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