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  • Dr Emma Barrett ( left) receiving her scholarship from Professor Minoti Apte

    UNSW Medicine Scholarship Helps Balance Parenthood and Academia

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    The challenge of transitioning back into full-time academia after maternity leave isn’t easy, but the journey may be a little smoother for Dr Emma Barret who was this week presented with the 2017 Apte Scholarship. The $20,000 scholarship –named after the 2015 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year...

  • Image - Head space workshop at UNSW is a no-brainer

    Head space workshop at UNSW is a no-brainer

    Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    How reliable are your senses? What neurobiology can you perform with your office chair and a roll of masking tape? What do growing nerve cells look like? What can a comparison of human brains with apes and other animals teach us about how the brain works? Find out on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at the...

  • Image - How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

    How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

    Monday, 06 March 2017

      Wider availability of newer hepatitis C drugs may not only lead to fewer cases of this blood-borne disease, but may also slow the rise in related liver cancer.   But these so-called direct-acting antiviral drugs have not been widely available in Australia or overseas for long enough for us to...

  • Image - Indigenous student a shining example of the power of a mentor

    Indigenous student a shining example of the power of a mentor

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Twenty-year-old Wiradjuri woman Ashley Towney is a shining example of the transformative power of education and what can result when a child is galvanised with self-belief. Growing up in the rural NSW town of Wellington, with few role models, Towney didn’t feel like she was capable of achieving...

  • Image - Latest research shows Australia on track to cure hepatitis C

    Latest research shows Australia on track to cure hepatitis C

    Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    More Australians have been treated for hepatitis C in the past 12 months than the last decade combined, following the listing of a new generation therapy on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. A report released today by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney found more than 30,000 Australians were...

  • Image - Latest research shows Australia on track to cure hep C

    Latest research shows Australia on track to cure hep c

    Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Sydney, Australia – 21 February 2017: More Australians were treated for their hepatitis C infection in the first year new generation hepatitis C regimens were made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes than in the past decade, according to a new report released today by the Kirby...

  • Image - The Kirby Institute presented with key to the city

    The Kirby Institute presented with Key to the City

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    The Lord Mayor of Sydney presents the Kirby Institute with key to the city, recognising 30 years of outstanding service to communities affected by HIV. The symbolic presentation is the highest honour a city can confer upon an individual or an organisation.   Sydney, Australia – 17...

  • Image - Cancer Institute NSW funds researchers to fight aggressive cancers

    Cancer Institute NSW funds researchers to fight aggressive cancers

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    UNSW researchers working on treatments for some of the most aggressive cancers including neuroblastoma, leukaemia, and pancreatic and breast tumours have received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW. More than $11.6 million was earmarked for research across...

  • Image - Service dogs offer invaluable support to veterans living with PTSD

    Service dogs offer invaluable support to veterans living with PTSD

    Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    By Kirsty Johansen 14 Feb 2017 - 8:53 PM  UPDATED YESTERDAY 8:53 PM [View the story] Ryan Geddes served in the second combat engineer regiment in Afghanistan on two deployments. His job was to provide mobility support, including patrols and searches for IEDs. But...

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