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  • Image - Australian ready meals are saltier than ever: study

    Australian ready meals are saltier than ever: study

    Tuesday, 03 October 2017

    It’s a $900 million industry taking over our supermarket aisles, but some ready meals contain more than an entire day’s worth of salt in a single serve – and according to new research, they’re getting saltier. From those products surveyed, researchers found the average ready meal from the...

  • Image - UNSW brain researchers granted $3.2 million to identify risk factors for dementia

    UNSW brain researchers granted $3.2 million to identify risk factors for dementia

    Tuesday, 26 September 2017

    A National Institute on Aging grant will allow researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) to broaden their international research collaboration to determine common factors of cognitive decline and dementia. Co-Director of CHeBA Professor Perminder Sachdev has been awarded $US2.57...

  • Image - Breast cancer study confirms the 'Angelina Jolie' effect

    Breast cancer study confirms the 'Angelina Jolie' effect

    Tuesday, 26 September 2017

    Actress Angelina Jolie’s 2013 announcement detailing her decision to undergo a mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer likely inspired more women in English-speaking countries to do the same, according to a new study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and UNSW in Australia....

  • Image - UNSW study on antibiotic resistance finds concern, but no 'epidemic'

    UNSW study on antibiotic resistance finds concern, but no 'epidemic'

    Monday, 25 September 2017

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – including antibiotic resistance – has the potential to worsen pandemics or seasonal influenza epidemics like the one now gripping Australia, but should be kept in perspective, UNSW research notes. AMR happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria) change when they...

  • Image - Spotlight on Aboriginal road safety at The George Institute

    Spotlight on Aboriginal road safety at The George Institute

    Monday, 25 September 2017

    More than 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have gained their driving licences after taking part in the Driving Change program, and more than 550 child car restraints have been distributed in the Buckle-Up Safely program, The George Institute for Global Health has announced. Both...

  • Image - Punishing one person for STI transmission weakens public health efforts

    Punishing one person for STI transmission weakens public health efforts

    Thursday, 21 September 2017

    OPINION: Is one person to blame if another gets a sexually transmissible infection (STI)? In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners. The NSW government last week passed an amendment to the state’s Public Health Act ...

  • Image - Ambassadors for Australian ingenuity awarded

    Ambassadors for Australian ingenuity awarded

    Thursday, 21 September 2017

    Professor David Sinclair of UNSW School of Medical Sciences has won an Advance Global Australian Award, for his achievements in genetics at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Now in their sixth year, the awards honour Australians who have achieved remarkable feats in their industry while living...

  • Image - Biomedical Engineering Seed Fund - Expression of Interest (EOI)

    Biomedical Engineering Seed Fund - Expression of Interest (EOI)

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    With the goal of enhancing UNSW’s research in dynamic and fast growing field of biomedical engineering, the faculties of Medicine and Engineering have created the Biomedical Engineering Seed Fund. The goal of the fund is to catalyse projects which will lead to the creation of technological...

  • Image - Professor Rakesh Kumar retires from UNSW after 40 years

    Professor Rakesh Kumar retires from UNSW after 40 years

    Monday, 18 September 2017

    After 40 years as one of UNSW Medicine’s most memorable educators, Professor Rakesh Kumar is retiring to the NSW Southern Highlands. However, he hopes to keep firing the imaginations of students, as he plans to spend part of his weeks there assisting in high school biology classrooms. He was a 22-...

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