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  • Image - Alzheimer's blood test - a step forward

    Alzheimer's blood test - a step forward

    Australian researchers have found biomarkers in the blood that could help develop a test to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. University of New South Wales School of Psychiatry Professor Perminder Sachdev and his team looked at apolipoproteins, which transport cholesterol...

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    Psychiatry in his sights

    Indigenous doctor Josef McDonald, who has just graduated from UNSW, plans to focus his career on mental health problems in his community. The 24-year-old is the third graduate of the Shalom Gamarada residential scholarship program, which offers full board and accommodation at Shalom College to...

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    Brain cancer boost

    Four of the world's best minds in brain cancer research will join UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre as part of a new visiting academic program. The first of the international collaborators, brain tumour pathologist Professor Paul Kleihues, took up his post this week from the Institute of Clinical...

  • Image -  Injection offers hope for treating auto-immune disease

    Injection offers hope for treating auto-immune disease

    Australian researchers have uncovered a potential new way to regulate the body’s natural immune response, offering hope of a simple and effective treatment for auto-immune diseases. Auto-immune diseases result from an overactive immune response that causes the body to attack itself. The new...

  • Image - A blueprint for fixing Australia's health system

    A blueprint for fixing Australia's health system

    OPINION: The publication this week of the landmark CareTrack study into the quality of healthcare in Australia will inevitably be interpreted by some as bad news. As its lead authors, we'd argue otherwise. It is, in fact, a potentially powerful blueprint for change. The study, published in the...

  • Image - E-prescribing slashes error rates

    E-prescribing slashes error rates

    Medication prescribing errors can be reduced by as much as 66 percent with the introduction of electronic prescribing technology in hospitals, new Australia-first research shows. A study from the University of New South Wales found the implementation of commercial e-prescribing systems led to a...

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    New treatment trial for bipolar disorder

    Applying mild electrical currents to the brain has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. But could the treatment also benefit people with bipolar disorder? Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a safe, non-invasive technique that involves the passing of a very weak...

  • UNSW hosts International Nanomedicine Conference

    With advances in nanotechnology, the future of medicine is taking shape on the nano-scale and making possible healthcare solutions once confined to the realm of science fiction. Some of these solutions include microscopic robots that could soon be swimming around our bloodstream repairing cells...

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