• UNSW hosts International Nanomedicine Conference

    With advances in nanotechnology, the future of medicine is taking shape on the nano-scale and making possible healthcare solutions once confined to the realm of science fiction. Some of these solutions include microscopic robots that could soon be swimming around our bloodstream repairing cells...

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    $18m for research into dementia, mood disorders

    Research into early onset dementia and efforts to develop treatments for depression and bipolar disorder have been given a major boost, with UNSW researchers receiving more than $18 million in the latest round of federal government health funding. Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced...

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    What causes cancer?

    Fears that involuntary exposure to chemicals in food and consumer products causes cancer are not supported by evidence, and anxiety about their dangers is diverting attention from proven methods of cancer prevention, a leading Australian cancer researcher says. Writing in the prestigious medical...

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    Why clinical research should be freely exchanged

    OPINION: In 1976, teenager Bill Gates wrote an open letter calling the programmers who had copied and shared the paper tape of his BASIC program code thieves. Unsurprising perhaps, since the code had earned the young programmer a lot of money. At a time when open sharing of computer programs was...

  • Yes to Alzheimer’s testing

    Most people do not develop adverse psychological effects after genetic testing for Alzheimer's disease, regardless of whether the test confirms a risk of developing the illness, Australian researchers have found. The finding was made after a review of more than 20 years of psychological research by...

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    Study into cannabis withdrawal drug

    In a world-first, researchers from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC), based at UNSW, are leading a study to determine whether the pharmaceutical drug Sativex can help people better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms as a platform for ongoing abstinence. It is...

  • Image - Sex work in NSW: healthiest in the world

    Sex work in NSW: healthiest in the world

    The decriminalisation of sex work in NSW – combined with a free market approach – has resulted in one of the healthiest sex industries ever documented, a report to NSW Health has found. International authorities regard the NSW regulatory framework as best practice – the result of decades of...

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    Potential biomarker emerging for diabetic neuropathy

      An emerging biomarker may eventually lead to new approaches for treating diabetics at risk of developing nerve damage, UNSW researchers have found. The researchers say neuropathy in diabetic patients is under-diagnosed and early identification has been problematic. It is estimated that up to 50...

  • Image - Stem cell discovery could help mend hearts

    Stem cell discovery could help mend hearts

    Researchers have discovered a new population of adult stem cells in the heart, which could augment the development of new regeneration and repair therapies for people who have suffered heart attack or heart failure, the leading cause of death in Australia. The study, led by Professor Richard Harvey...

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