• Younger onset dementia and memory disorders on the rise

    Friday, 28 October 2011

    The Institute was successful in the October, 2011 round of National Health and Medical Research funding, achieving exceptional results. We were awarded four research grants with a combined value of $4.4 million. Centre of Research Excellence in E-health Professor Enrico Coiera led a team of...

  • Treating stubborn depression

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    At least one in three patients with depression won’t respond well to a series of treatments and experts in the field have joined together to outline practical treatments to tackle the issue, in the Medical Journal of Australia Open. UNSW Medicine researchers outlined the latest evidence-based drug...

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    Funding excellence

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    UNSW’s expertise in suicide prevention and substance abuse has once again been recognised with $5 million funding for two new Centres of Research Excellence. The UNSW Centres – one to target suicide prevention, the other mental health and substance abuse – will receive close to $2.5 million each...

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    $55 million for medical research

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    Studies into the effectiveness of reduced doses of HIV therapy, healthy brain ageing and the sexual and reproductive health and behaviours of young offenders, have won major backing in the latest round of medical research funding. UNSW received more than $55 million in grants from the National...

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    HIV diagnoses up 50 per cent over 10 years

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    New diagnoses of HIV rose by 50 per cent over 10 years in Australia, with an eight per cent spike in 2011 to 1137 cases, annual data from UNSW show. Three annual reports on HIV and sexually transmissible infections and trends in Australia, released at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012 in...

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    Ride for Life supports cancer survivors

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre at UNSW will benefit from the Ride for Life fundraising cycling event in Sydney this Sunday 19 August. The good news is more people are surviving cancer but until recently there was a gap in providing physical and emotional support for survivors, with most patients...

  • Comprehensive cancer care

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    Construction has begun on a new $76 million cancer treatment and research facility following a sod-turning ceremony at the Prince of Wales Hospital. The NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner, and the Member for Coogee, Bruce Notley-Smith, broke ground on the site that will...

  • Drug prohibition: moving to Plan B

    Friday, 26 April 2019

    OPINION: Australia21, of which I am one of the directors, released its second report on drug prohibition this morning. The report calls for a redefinition of how we deal with drugs to primarily a health and social problem. Our first drug report, released in April, concluded that the war-on-drugs...

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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...

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