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  • Whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis getting in to human airways. Picture: Shutterstock

    Whooping cough evolving to beat antibiotics and possibly vaccine

    Monday, 08 April 2019

    A new UNSW Sydney study shows antibiotics and vaccines may be less effective against whooping cough as a new strain appears in China. A new strain of Bordetella pertussis – the bacterium that causes whooping cough – has become resistant to antibiotic treatment and may also be resistant to the...

  • CHeBA News: Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

    Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

    Monday, 08 April 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers in the Brain & Ageing Laboratory at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have discovered that low levels of blood lipids in people over 95 years of age could signify a unique lipid profile that may be associated with a longer...

  • Image - Paving the way for universal health coverage: World Health Day

    Paving the way for universal health coverage: World Health Day

    Friday, 05 April 2019

    With World Health Day on Sunday, UNSW is highlighting how its researchers are working to make universal health coverage a reality. Everyone deserves access to care they need, when they need it. That’s why the World Health Organisation is focusing on universal health coverage this World Health Day...

  • Image - Online now: NDARC seminar presented by Professor Shane Darke

    Online now: NDARC seminar presented by Professor Shane Darke

    Wednesday, 03 April 2019

    Professor Shane Darke from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney presented at the 2019 NDARC Seminar Series on Thursday, 14 March 2019. About the presentation: The study of alcohol-related death provides crucial information as to how, and why, people die from alcohol....

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    Psychostimulants play a major role in fatal strokes among young adults

    Wednesday, 03 April 2019

    One in five fatal strokes among Australians aged 15-44 involved psychostimulants None of the deaths in this age group had higher levels of known risk factors for stroke, such as obesity, previous stroke, alcoholism or diabetes; but they were more likely to have used tobacco The most common type of...

  • CHeBA News: NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

    NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

    Wednesday, 03 April 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Pictured L to R: Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Vincent Mor and Professor Henry Brodaty AO. The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) held the Sydney component of their National Public Lecture Tour at NeuRA in Sydney on Friday, 22 March 2019,...

  • Image - Congratulations to our students awarded with 2019 Medicine Prizes

    Congratulations to our students awarded with 2019 Medicine Prizes

    Tuesday, 02 April 2019

    The 2019 Medicine prizes celebrated the academic achievements of students in Medicine, Medical Science, Exercise Physiology and Psychiatry.   The awards spanned the disciplines of Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry in addition to prizes for...

  • Image - Childhood cancer scientist rewarded for research excellence

    Childhood cancer scientist rewarded for research excellence

    Tuesday, 02 April 2019

    Children’s Cancer Institute researcher Professor Maria Kavallaris AM – who in January this year was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine and to medical research – today received further recognition for her work, winning the prestigious Lemberg Medal...

  • Image - Congratulations to our students awarded with 2019 Medicine Prizes

    Congratulations to our 2019 Student Medicine Prize Winners!

    Tuesday, 02 April 2019

    The 2019 Medicine prizes celebrated the academic achievements of students in Medicine, Medical Science, Exercise Physiology and Psychiatry.   The awards spanned the disciplines of Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry in addition to prizes for...