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  • Jessica Lo and Professor Perminder Sachdev AM

    Research Highlights the Prevalence of and Common Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment

    Tuesday, 12 November 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Latest research led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney has identified global prevalence and common risk factors for cognitive impairment following a stroke. The research, published in Neurology, harmonised data from 13 international...

  • Image - Four UNSW medical researchers win Heart Foundation grants

    Four UNSW medical researchers win Heart Foundation grants

    Thursday, 07 November 2019

    Four UNSW researchers have each received a $150,000 grant from the Heart Foundation to investigate the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and related conditions. UNSW Medicine’s Professor Kerry-Anne Rye and Associate Professor Shane Thomas, and UNSW Engineering’s Dr Susann...

  • Image - PM awards dual winners of Australian Mental Health Prize

    PM awards dual winners of Australian Mental Health Prize

    Wednesday, 06 November 2019

    Joe Williams, a Wiradjuri man and passionate community advocate for mental health suicide prevention, and Christine Morgan, Australia’s first national suicide prevention advisor, have been announced dual winners of the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize. Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented the...

  • Changing the mechanical properties of elastic micropillars that cells are grown on can tune mechanical signalling (setup and microscopy image shown)

    Mechanical Tuning of the Senses

    Wednesday, 06 November 2019

    Physical changes in the surrounding microenvironment of cells, in the absence of any other modifications, are enough to affect the way they sense touch, a UNSW Medicine research shows. “Individual cells are exposed to so many different types of mechanical input—vibration, stretch, soft and hard...

  • Image - Almost 30 per cent of Cambodians borrow money for healthcare

    Almost 30 per cent of Cambodians borrow money for healthcare

    Tuesday, 05 November 2019

    Facing financial ruin for medical treatment is common in Cambodia, where out-of-pocket spending makes up 60 per cent of total healthcare expenditure – one of the highest amounts in Southeast Asia. Borrowing with interest to pay for healthcare is known as distress health financing. New UNSW research...

  • Therapeutic Development event

    From bench to patient: collaborating on drug development

    Monday, 04 November 2019

    At a recent Therapeutic Development Workshop, experts shared perspectives on the challenges of moving a therapy from basic research discovery to the clinic - exploring all stages of therapeutic development Led by UNSW Medicine and funded by the Cancer Theme (and Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE)...

  • Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC

    Wins for UNSW Medicine in 2019 NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    UNSW researchers have won half of the awards announced at the NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering on Tuesday night at Government House in Sydney, including the top prize for NSW Scientist of the Year. Premier Gladys Berejiklian presented Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC with the 2019...

  • Study authors Eva Chan and Vanessa Hayes. Their study provides a window into the first 100,000 years of modern humans’ history.

    The homeland of modern humans

    Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    GARVAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH || A landmark study pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how past climate shifts drove their first migration. A study has concluded that the earliest ancestors of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) emerged in a...

  • Simon Rosenbaum

    Scientia Fellowship takes research to the next level

    Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    Dr Simon Rosenbaum, School of Psychiatry, reflects on how his research goals will improve mental health. Dr Simon Rosenbaum, and recently promoted Associate Professor, works in the School of Psychiatry and as an honorary fellow at the Black Dog Institute. His research focuses on the role of...