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  • Image - Why retire? Understanding the urge for doctors to work past 65

    Why retire? Understanding the urge for doctors to work past 65

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    UNSW researchers have identified key reasons why some doctors continue working beyond retirement age, despite evidence suggesting their performance is more likely to decline. In Australia in 2014, nearly 10 per cent of the medical workforce was over the age of 65. This marked an 80% increase from...

  • Image - UNSW research leads to FDA tentative approval of new HIV treatment

    UNSW research leads to FDA tentative approval of new HIV treatment

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    Sydney, Australia – 20 March 2017: As a result of international research led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved the use of a new fixed dose combination (FDC) of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for...

  • Image - Lipidomics review highlights innovative direction for Alzheimer’s biomarkers

    Lipidomics review highlights innovative direction for Alzheimer’s biomarkers

    Thursday, 16 March 2017

    A literature review of lipid changes affecting the brain during Alzheimer’s disease (AD) published by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney highlights the innovative potential of lipid studies for identifying biomarkers. The review was published online in the...

  • Image - ‘Backwards step’ reveals cancer cells are ‘smart little bastards’

    ‘Backwards step’ reveals cancer cells are ‘smart little bastards’

    Thursday, 16 March 2017

    Targeting the ‘Achilles’ heel’ of liver cancer could have unintended consequences, encouraging rather than preventing tumour growth, UNSW researchers warn. Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and is the fastest growing cancer in Australia.   “Many people...

  • Image - Working towards a drug to limit brain injury

    Working towards a drug to limit brain injury

    Thursday, 16 March 2017

    UNSW researchers are teaming with an Australian drug development company to discover new treatments for the debilitating after-effects of brain injury, including stroke. The research is focusing on the “cascade” effect that occurs after the primary injury, where damage continues to brain cells for...

  • Image - Probiotics may not always be a silver bullet for better health

    Probiotics may not always be a silver bullet for better health

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    To combat the effects of a poor diet, probiotics may be just the thing. However, surprising new research from UNSW suggests probiotics are much less effective when taken alongside a balanced diet, and could even impair certain aspects of memory. Researchers from UNSW Medicine studied the impact of...

  • Image - Banning unvaccinated kids from child care may have unforeseen consequences

    Banning unvaccinated kids from child care may have unforeseen consequences

    Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    OPINION: The federal government’s push for all state and territories to ban unvaccinated children from child care is a coercive measure that may disadvantage working parents and their children, and may have other unintended consequences. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says unifying how different...

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    First responder

    Monday, 13 March 2017

    Alex, head of disease control and bioterrorism at the Counter Terrorism Unit, is having a terrible day. An infectious disease is killing hundreds across the city, with experts insisting it is flu. Yet Alex knows it is too early in the season for the virus and wonders if it is a genetically...

  • Image - Five myths about cervical screening that refuse to die

    Five myths about cervical screening that refuse to die

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    ONLINE: The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions about the new...

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