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  • The researchers found that the new biomarker - when it's used in combination with another, established marker - increased the accuracy of the diagnosis.

    More accurate diagnosis for rare ovarian cancer type on the cards, new research reveals

    Thursday, 03 October 2019

    UNSW medical researchers have shown how a biomarker could help doctors more accurately diagnose one of the rarest types of ovarian cancer. A biomarker could help doctors more accurately diagnose mucinous ovarian cancer – one of the rarest types of the insidious disease, UNSW medical researchers...

  • Image - Seven mental health champions named finalists for top prize

    Seven mental health champions named finalists for top prize

    Thursday, 03 October 2019

    Seven outstanding finalists have been selected for the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize. This year’s winner will be announced at a mental health forum and award ceremony at UNSW Sydney on 6 November. The prize, now in its fourth year, recognises Australians who have made outstanding...

  • CHeBA News: Dr Kristan Kang and Associate Professor Wei Wen awarded funding for brain scan data

    CHeBA Awarded Funding for Brain Scan Data

    Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research Manager of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Kristan Kang, and Leader of CHeBA’s Neuroimaging Group Associate Professor Wei Wen have been awarded $14,000 to prepare over 4000 brain images collected over more than a decade for publishing...

  • Image - Engineering antibodies for diagnosis and immunotherapy

    Engineering antibodies for diagnosis and immunotherapy

    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

    PENNY JONES Professor John Whitelock is improving the smarts of antibodies and sending them into the extracellular area to outwit those clever cancer cells. The use of antibodies in cancer therapeutics has gone in and out of favour in the 25-odd years since scientists started investigating them....

  • Image - UNSW appoints new Dean of Medicine

    UNSW appoints new Dean of Medicine

    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

    It was an eleventh-hour change of university preference that led Vlado Perkovic to a career in medicine. That change would eventually see him become one of Australia’s top kidney disease specialists, leading some of the world’s largest clinical trials in the treatment and prevention of kidney...

  • Phoebe Phillips presenting to the high school students

    Shepherding high schoolers through the world of cancer and medical research

    Monday, 30 September 2019

    Recent symposium saw the UNSW 2025 strategic priority around social engagement in action On Friday 13 September, the Australian Cancer & Health Sciences Competition (ACHSC) held their inaugural New South Wales High School Cancer Symposium. The initiative was organised by UNSW students, Ava del...

  • Image - Patients’ avatars being used to test cystic fibrosis drugs

    Patients’ avatars being used to test cystic fibrosis drugs

    Monday, 30 September 2019

    DR SHAFAGH WATERS AND PROFESSOR ADAM JAFFE UNSW researchers are leading a revolutionary approach to managing treatment of cystic fibrosis using patients’ derived lung and gut mini-organs or ‘avatars’ to test how they will respond to the latest drugs. UNSW researchers have developed mini gut and...

  • Image - The nanoengineer working to mend broken hearts

    The nanoengineer working to mend broken hearts

    Friday, 27 September 2019

    When Hossein Tavassoli first told his mother that he was researching heart disease, she responded with “But, you’re an engineer...”  She was right, of course – Hossein’s undergraduate degree was in material engineering – but at the time, he found it difficult to explain the intersections between...

  • Image - Registration now open for NDARC seminars in October

    Registration now open for NDARC seminars in October

    Thursday, 26 September 2019

    NDARC regularly hosts free seminars on a range of topics in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector and related fields. Presenters include both NDARC staff and national and international guests of the Centre. Members of the AOD and research community are welcome to attend these seminars....

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