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  • Overlay microscopy image of melanoma tumour masses with and without Elkin1

    Physical interactions shape melanoma cell movement and migration

    Wednesday, 01 April 2020

    A novel mechanical signalling pathway that could influence the development of cancers has been discovered in cultured melanoma cells by scientists in Sydney and Germany. UNSW Medicine researchers have identified a molecule that allows melanoma cells to sense their physical environment and guide...

  • Image - 2020 NDARC Seminar Series moves online

    2020 NDARC Seminar Series moves online

    Wednesday, 01 April 2020

    We are pleased to announce that the 2020 NDARC Seminar Series will continue online via webinar. Join us at 3.00pm on Thursday, 9 April 2020 for the first online webinar, presented by Professor Don Weatherburn: The Case of the Vanishing Criminal. Between 1975 and 2000 in Australia, the motor vehicle...

  • Image - Are smokers more likely to catch COVID-19?

    Are smokers more likely to catch COVID-19?

    Wednesday, 01 April 2020

    Professor Christine Jenkins, AM, is Conjoint Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW Sydney, Head of the Respiratory Group at The George institute for Global Health and Chair of the Lung Foundation Australia. She has led many clinical trials in airways disease and held major roles in advocacy and...

  • Image - UNSW researchers to boost the public health response to COVID-19 in NSW

    UNSW researchers to boost the public health response to COVID-19 in NSW

    Thursday, 26 March 2020

    THE KIRBY INSTITUTE // A team of world-class researchers and project staff from UNSW Sydney has been seconded to NSW Health to join the fight against COVID-19.  UNSW researchers and project staff have been seconded to NSW Health to support the fight against COVID-19.  In this first phase of the...

  • Image - 'We need to be seen' – why data is vital in the fight against COVID-19

    'We need to be seen' – why data is vital in the fight against COVID-19

    Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has propelled ‘Big Data’ into the national spotlight. In real-time, the public is being exposed to population-level data at an unprecedented rate and detail. For UNSW Scientia Fellow Dr Kalinda Griffiths – a Yawuru woman and epidemiologist at the UNSW Centre for Big...

  • Image - UNSW Medicine student Isabelle McKay makes a difference in Samoa

    UNSW Medicine student Isabelle McKay makes a difference in Samoa

    Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    The Phase 3 Medicine student spent her elective term helping deliver babies and assisting during a measles epidemic, strengthening her aspiration to make a meaningful impact in under-resourced communities Tell us about your elective term? Where did you go? Between our fifth and sixth year of...

  • Image - We can "shrink" the COVID-19 curve, rather than just flatten it

    We can "shrink" the COVID-19 curve, rather than just flatten it

    Tuesday, 24 March 2020

    TIM CHURCHES AND LOUISA JORM // Leaders and officials who are currently making crucial decisions about responses to COVID-19 can take heart that “flattening” the epidemic curve will not inevitably result in a need to apply drastic social distancing measures over a much longer period of time: our...

  • Image - Over-the-counter painkiller sales up after codeine rescheduling

    Over-the-counter painkiller sales up after codeine rescheduling

    Tuesday, 24 March 2020

    Sales of painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen have soared after the Australian government made codeine products prescription-only just over two years ago – but in what medical researchers consider good news, consumers don’t seem to have ‘switched’ to potentially harmful opioid derivatives...

  • Image - Bushfire smoke, pollution responsible for over 400 excess deaths

    Bushfire smoke, pollution responsible for over 400 excess deaths

    Monday, 23 March 2020

    Bushfire smoke over eastern Australia during the 2019-20 summer is estimated to have been responsible for 417 excess deaths, 1124 hospitalisations for cardiovascular problems and 2027 for respiratory problems, as well as 1305 presentations to emergency departments with asthma, a preliminary...