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  • Image - High school students buzzing about neuroscience

    High school students buzzing about neuroscience

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Q: Which part of a neuron is specialised for receiving inputs from other neurons?* This was one of the questions put to 80 year 10 students who visited UNSW Sydney last week for the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) NSW finals. The competition promotes the learning of scientific research to...

  • Image - Flu season adds stress to hospital emergency departments

    Flu season adds stress to hospital emergency departments

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    NSW emergency departments failed to meet length-of-stay targets during the winter flu seasons of 2010-14, with more patients waiting longer to be seen and increased numbers giving up on treatment, a study has found. The study of 11 million presentations to 115 NSW hospitals during the five-year...

  • Image - Greta Bradman turns spotlight on mental wellbeing of performers

    Greta Bradman turns spotlight on mental wellbeing of performers

    Monday, 26 June 2017

    Award-winning Australian soprano and mental health advocate, Greta Bradman, has launched the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize, seeking nominations to recognise Australians who have made outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental...

  • UNSW researchers with Kushagra Singha and his parents

    Researchers bring hope to FoxG1 sufferers

    Monday, 26 June 2017

    When 18-month-old Kushagra Singha was diagnosed with the rare FoxG1 syndrome his parents Vivek and Monika felt like no one understood their situation. Their son was the first child in Sydney to be diagnosed with the rare genetic condition - characterized by impaired development and structural brain...

  • Image - UNSW welcomes investment in Randwick health precinct

    UNSW welcomes investment in Randwick health precinct

    Friday, 23 June 2017

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of an additional $220 million investment in the Randwick Health and Education Precinct. “This precinct already provides statewide and internationally recognised health care and research in many areas...

  • Image - Feeling euphoric on a low-carb diet? The effect on your brain is similar to an illicit drug

    Feeling euphoric on a low-carb diet? The effect on your brain is similar to an illicit drug

    Thursday, 22 June 2017

    OPINION: Going low-carb might even mimic the effects of GHB – the recreational drug better known as fantasy, liquid ecstasy or grievous bodily harm – on the brain. To understand why we need to look at how the body processes a very low-carb diet, one that typically limits carbohydrates to no more...

  • Image - You do it to yourself: Scientists who self-experiment

    You do it to yourself: Scientists who self-experiment

    Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    How far would you go for science? Would you implant electrodes in your brain? Or risk contracting malaria? How great would the benefit have to be for you to put yourself at risk in the name of science? Would the development of a new vaccine be enough? What about helping someone with brain damage...

  • Image - UNSW's Teng Liaw elected a living leader in health informatics worldwide

    UNSW's Teng Liaw elected a living leader in health informatics worldwide

    Monday, 19 June 2017

    UNSW Professor of General Practice Teng Liaw has been named one of 100 inaugural members of the International Academy of Heath Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), and one of only five from Australia. The body will serve as an international forum for peers in the field, contributing to national and global...

  • Image - Different genetic features found in Chinese dementia cohort

    Different genetic features found in Chinese dementia cohort

    Monday, 19 June 2017

    Genetic screening of Chinese patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) indicates that different genetic constitution in different populations could cause the same disease. FTD is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It primarily affects individuals younger than 65 years old. UNSW Conjoint...

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