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‘Animal Farm’ immunity receptors only work in a crowd, researchers find

30 August 2016
In George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Animal Farm, as the barnyard devolves into chaos the slogan “all animals are equal” quickly becomes “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal...
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Is Australia really being flooded by new killer drugs?

30 August 2016
OPINION: Recent media reports have suggested Australia is set to be flooded with new types of deadly “synthetic” drugs. Don’t worry, as far as we know, there’s no “turbo-charged version of ice” on...
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Health Check: what can you eat to help ease ‘morning’ sickness in pregnancy?

29 August 2016
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is mistakenly known as “morning” sickness. Mistakenly, because it doesn’t occur only in the morning. One Canadian study reported 80% of its sample of pregnant women...
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Young people with cancer should have affordable options to preserve their fertility

26 August 2016
OPINION: Due to significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, many Australians with cancer can expect to survive and lead a normal life. For those of reproductive age this includes the chance to ...
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Impotence and optimism: the life of a cancer scientist

26 August 2016
It is impossible to describe the deep frustration — impotence even — that comes with watching someone close die from a disease you have spent years researching. It doesn't come close to the fear and...
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Emerging infertility treatment could be a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF

24 August 2016
OPINION: In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has helped infertile couples start families for more than 35 years. But while the technology has evolved, it remains an expensive, invasive process that can have...
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Medical scientists discover potent method for improving drug-free fertility treatment

24 August 2016
For those facing infertility, IVF has long been the established option to have a baby. Now Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman’s chances of becoming...
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UNSW research among top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2015

19 August 2016
UNSW-led projects to mend damaged heart cells and address the gap in Indigenous healthcare have been included in a prestigious list of Australia’s top 10 medical research projects of 2015. The...
Peter Baume Hall of Fame 2016

Hall of Fame 2016

19 August 2016
Congratulations to Professor Peter Baume, AO who has been presented with the 2016 Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his outstanding and ongoing contribution to...
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Nicotine vaping should be legal

16 August 2016
OPINION: This month, the New Zealand government agreed in principle to allowing the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes as a consumer product. Evidence for the safety and effectiveness of nicotine e-...

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