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    New PHD students start at NDARC

    Friday, 28 February 2020

    Since NDARC's inception, more than 70 students have successfully completed a higher degree research (HDR) program at the Centre (PhD and Masters), with a success rate of over 90 per cent. In 2020, we’re pleased to welcome eight new PHD students, all with varying areas of interest in alcohol and...

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    Q&A with Professor Mary-Louise McLaws: Coronavirus

    Monday, 24 February 2020

    Q&A with Professor Mary-Louise McLaws from UNSW Medicine about COVID-19 and how it compares to SARS and when we can expect a vaccine. For up to date information on COVID-19, please visit the NSW Health website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

  • Image - Alcohol too easy for minors to buy online

    Alcohol too easy for minors to buy online

    Monday, 24 February 2020

    Buying liquor online is just too easy, new UNSW Sydney research has found. In an Australian first, public health researchers examined the sales, marketing and delivery practices of the 65 most popular online alcohol retailers in Australia, and the easy access to liquor – for anybody willing to buy...

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    Research priorities set for novel coronavirus

    Monday, 24 February 2020

    Renowned infection control expert, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws from the SPHCM, has been contributing to WHO efforts to help develop a roadmap to end the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Professor McLaws attended an urgent meeting on 11-12 February at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva...

  • Image - Registration now open for NDARC seminars in March

    Registration now open for NDARC seminars in March

    Friday, 21 February 2020

    NDARC regularly hosts free seminars on a range of topics in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector and related fields. Presenters include both NDARC staff and national and international guests of the Centre. Members of the AOD and research community are welcome to attend these seminars....

  • Image - New report shows deaths related to GHB could have been prevented

    New report shows deaths related to GHB could have been prevented

    Thursday, 20 February 2020

    GHB has gained popularity as an illicit recreational drug. A total of 74 GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate)-related deaths identified between 2000-2019 have been examined in a new report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney. The report calls for better awareness of GHB...

  • Image - Renewed call to address health gap for people with intellectual disability

    Renewed call to address health gap for people with intellectual disability

    Thursday, 20 February 2020

    UNSW Professor Julian Trollor will today give evidence at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This follows research late last year that revealed the reasons why people with intellectual disability had lower life expectancy than that of the...

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    Online now: 2019 Illicit Drug Reporting System and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System state reports

    Tuesday, 18 February 2020

    The 2019 Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) and Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) state reports are available now. The IDRS and EDRS are annual surveys conducted via interview with sentinel samples of people who regularly inject drugs and people who regularly use ecstasy,...

  • Image - Research pinpoints rogue cells at root of autoimmune disease

    Research pinpoints rogue cells at root of autoimmune disease

    Friday, 14 February 2020

    GARVAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESARCH / UNSW MEDIA | There are more than 100 different autoimmune diseases. But what unites them all is that they arise from an individual’s own cells – rare and mysterious immune cells that target not external viruses and bacteria but the body’s own healthy organs and...