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  • Image - New test predicts whether patients with blood cancer respond to therapy

    New test predicts whether patients with blood cancer respond to therapy

    Monday, 15 January 2018

    A new method developed by UNSW Sydney medical researchers offers a way to predict whether patients with the blood condition myelodysplastic syndrome will respond to treatment. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is characterised by impaired peripheral blood cell production and abnormal bone marrow, and...

  • Image - The Lancet Psychiatry: Tamper-resistant oxycodone tablets have no impact on overall opioid use or harm

    The Lancet Psychiatry: Tamper-resistant oxycodone tablets have no impact on overall opioid use or harm

    Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Tamper-resistant tablets prove less attractive to people who inject drugs, but have little effect on population level issues linked to overprescribing, overuse, and harm of opioids. The introduction of tamper-resistant opioid tablets does not have an effect on rates of opioid use or harms at a...

  • Image - Smartphone app could help prevent a gout attack

    Smartphone app could help prevent a gout attack

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Sticking to daily medication can be a challenge, but people with gout may soon have an app to help manage their condition and prevent a painful gout attack. A research team led by Professor Ric Day, from UNSW Medicine's St Vincent’s Clinical School, has developed a smartphone application to help...

  • Image - Fantastic journey

    Fantastic journey

    Friday, 05 January 2018

    The world of virtual reality and the science of the body can seem a paradox: one takes you out of space and time and the other is wholly tangible – a living, breathing collection of cells. But for Associate Professor John McGhee, pulling on a virtual-reality (VR) headset doesn’t transport you to a...

  • Image - The long road

    The long road

    Friday, 05 January 2018

    When Luke Walker and Jason Sines arrived at UNSW Sydney in 2012, they were daunted by the road ahead of them – six years of university study and hundreds of kilometres between them and their families. Luke struggled with homesickness.  A Wiradjuri man from the NSW town of Narromine (population 3800...

  • Image - Virtual reality allows multiple scientists to ‘walk’ through cancer cells

    Virtual reality allows multiple scientists to ‘walk’ through cancer cells

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017

    Ground-breaking virtual reality technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time, giving researchers a three-dimensional tool to improve doctor interaction and help analyse how cancer drugs work. UNSW Art & Design’s Associate Professor John McGhee is...

  • Image - Study reveals factors that influence participation in bowel cancer screening

    Study reveals factors that influence participation in bowel cancer screening

    Monday, 18 December 2017

    A new, Australian-first study by Cancer Council NSW has shed light on the factors that influence whether or not someone participates in bowel cancer screening. The analysis of almost 100,000 people showed that smokers, disadvantaged groups and those with non-English speaking backgrounds were among...

  • Image - UNSW transforms the lives of women in northern Uganda

    UNSW transforms the lives of women in northern Uganda

    Friday, 15 December 2017

    A major UNSW project has launched to help transform the health and lives of women in northern Uganda who suffer from high levels of domestic violence and have limited access to reproductive health care. After months of preparation, UNSW Medicine’s Professor Robyn Richmond and a team of university...

  • Image - Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes

    Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    Researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW - in collaboration with international researchers from Beihang University, Capital Medical University Beijing and the University of Sydney - have identified significant, age-related decline over time in the brain structure of...

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