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  • Image - Explainer: what is nanomedicine and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?

    Explainer: what is nanomedicine and how can it improve childhood cancer treatment?

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    A recent US study of people treated for cancer as children from the 1970s to 1999 showed that although survival rates have improved over the years, the quality of life for survivors is low. It also showed this was worse for those who were treated in the 1990s. About 70% of childhood cancer...

  • Image - Students find early signals of the Zika virus outbreak

    Students find early signals of the Zika virus outbreak

    Monday, 22 May 2017

    A digital disease detection tool that picked up signals of an outbreak of Zika months earlier than it was officially detected in Brazil has won the UNSW ZikaHACK competition. The NHMNRC Centre for Research Excellence, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER) sponsored the international...

  • Image - Better pollen warnings for asthmatics may prevent hospital visits

    Better pollen warnings for asthmatics may prevent hospital visits

    Friday, 19 May 2017

    Asthmatics may be able to avoid going to hospital with early warning and better understanding of the pollen in their environment, new research finds. The study by Dr Nicholas Osborne of the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, with UK-based colleagues, found there was an...

  • Image - UNSW welcomes increased funding for medical research

    UNSW welcomes increased funding for medical research

    Friday, 19 May 2017

    One of Australia’s leading medical research-intensive universities, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, today welcomed the latest funding announcement from the federal government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to boost the capacity and innovation of clinical trials and researchers...

  • Image - The information in the silence: tapping into the sense of touch

    The information in the silence: tapping into the sense of touch

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    UNSW neuroscientists have discovered a completely new understanding of how the brain deciphers neural inputs, which could transform the next generation of robotic prosthetics. When our skin scans a surface, everything we feel is conveyed through the nerves by means of electrical impulses, received...

  • Image - Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

    Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    "Tumour-trained" immune cells – which have the potential to kill cancer cells – have been seen moving from one tumour to another for the first time. The new findings, which were uncovered by scientists at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, shed light on how immune therapies for cancer...

  • Michelle Farrar recognised with Leonard Cox Award

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    Dr Michelle Farrar has been recognised for her work in paediatric neuromuscular disorders with the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists’ Leonard Cox Award. A senior lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at the UNSW School of Women’s and Children’s Health and Consultant Neurologist at...

  • Image - UNSW celebrates its star graduates

    UNSW celebrates its star graduates

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    An Indigenous art champion, a doctor undertaking world-renowned work in leprosy, and the founder of a not-for-profit organisation combating sexual violence in India are among ten inspiring graduates honoured in the 2017 UNSW Alumni Awards. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of ten of the...

  • Adam Ladell talks about Tourettes

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Voice star using his fame to help others with the disease that affects him daily. Professor Valsamma Eapen featured in this story. Story appeared on 9NOW.

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