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  • Image - Working towards a drug to limit brain injury

    Working towards a drug to limit brain injury

    Thursday, 16 March 2017

    UNSW researchers are teaming with an Australian drug development company to discover new treatments for the debilitating after-effects of brain injury, including stroke. The research is focusing on the “cascade” effect that occurs after the primary injury, where damage continues to brain cells for...

  • Image - Probiotics may not always be a silver bullet for better health

    Probiotics may not always be a silver bullet for better health

    Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    To combat the effects of a poor diet, probiotics may be just the thing. However, surprising new research from UNSW suggests probiotics are much less effective when taken alongside a balanced diet, and could even impair certain aspects of memory. Researchers from UNSW Medicine studied the impact of...

  • Image - Banning unvaccinated kids from child care may have unforeseen consequences

    Banning unvaccinated kids from child care may have unforeseen consequences

    Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    OPINION: The federal government’s push for all state and territories to ban unvaccinated children from child care is a coercive measure that may disadvantage working parents and their children, and may have other unintended consequences. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says unifying how different...

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    First responder

    Monday, 13 March 2017

    Alex, head of disease control and bioterrorism at the Counter Terrorism Unit, is having a terrible day. An infectious disease is killing hundreds across the city, with experts insisting it is flu. Yet Alex knows it is too early in the season for the virus and wonders if it is a genetically...

  • Dr Emma Barrett ( left) receiving her scholarship from Professor Minoti Apte

    UNSW Medicine Scholarship Helps Balance Parenthood and Academia

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    The challenge of transitioning back into full-time academia after maternity leave isn’t easy, but the journey may be a little smoother for Dr Emma Barret who was this week presented with the 2017 Apte Scholarship. The $20,000 scholarship –named after the 2015 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year...

  • Image - Five myths about cervical screening that refuse to die

    Five myths about cervical screening that refuse to die

    Friday, 10 March 2017

    ONLINE: The online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions about the new...

  • Image - Head space workshop at UNSW is a no-brainer

    Head space workshop at UNSW is a no-brainer

    Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    How reliable are your senses? What neurobiology can you perform with your office chair and a roll of masking tape? What do growing nerve cells look like? What can a comparison of human brains with apes and other animals teach us about how the brain works? Find out on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at the...

  • Image - How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

    How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

    Monday, 06 March 2017

      Wider availability of newer hepatitis C drugs may not only lead to fewer cases of this blood-borne disease, but may also slow the rise in related liver cancer.   But these so-called direct-acting antiviral drugs have not been widely available in Australia or overseas for long enough for us to...

  • Image - Indigenous student a shining example of the power of a mentor

    Indigenous student a shining example of the power of a mentor

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Twenty-year-old Wiradjuri woman Ashley Towney is a shining example of the transformative power of education and what can result when a child is galvanised with self-belief. Growing up in the rural NSW town of Wellington, with few role models, Towney didn’t feel like she was capable of achieving...

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