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  • Image - Substance abuse, PTSD projects get NHMRC backing

    Substance abuse, PTSD projects get NHMRC backing

    Monday, 05 December 2016

    A UNSW research trial to examine if e-cigarettes can help smokers quit and a world-first treatment for teenagers with PTSD and substance abuse are among projects to receive major backing in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round. UNSW received a total of $33....

  • Image - $60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia

    $60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia

    Friday, 02 December 2016

    by Heidi Mitchell Senior executives from Sydney's property industry, led by Ambassadors Richard Grellman AM and 1978 World Surfing Champion Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew AM, hit Bondi Beach last Friday, 25 November to raise awareness about dementia risk reduction, as part of Wipeout Dementia. The...

  • Image - $12 million boost for HIV research at UNSW

    $12 million boost for HIV research at UNSW

    Thursday, 01 December 2016

    On World AIDS Day, UNSW’s Kirby Institute has been awarded a $A12 million grant from UNITAID to conduct a clinical trial to improve treatment options for people with HIV infection who experience treatment failure. Established in 2006 by Brazil, Chile, France, Norway and the United Kingdom, UNITAID...

  • Image - $12 million boost for HIV research at the Kirby Institute

    $12 million boost for HIV research at the Kirby Institute

    Thursday, 01 December 2016

    Sydney, Australia– UNSW’s Kirby Institute has been awarded a $12 million grant (AUD) from UNITAID to conduct aclinical trial to improve treatment options for people with HIV infection who experience treatment failure. TheD2EFTtrial is a multicentre, multinational, randomised trial in 610 people...

  • Image - Key cause of Parkinson’s disease can be treated

    Key cause of Parkinson’s disease can be treated

    Thursday, 01 December 2016

    A new Australian study that models the early stages of Parkinson’s disease has given researchers insight into its causes and a possible treatment. “We’ve shown how inflammation within the brain is related to the development of Parkinson’s disease, and we’ve identified a potential mechanism that...

  • Image - Research Check: can eating aged cheese help you age well?

    Research Check: can eating aged cheese help you age well?

    Friday, 25 November 2016

    Most people are interested in how to slow the ageing process, or at least they get more interested as the years tick by. So when new research promises to have discovered the secret, which happens to include eating more of a food that tastes great but often appears on “eat less” food lists, it is...

  • Australian Awards Fellowship program

    Australian Awards Fellowship program improves research expertise to control tropical diseases

    Thursday, 24 November 2016

    This week, the Kirby Institute welcomed 14 current and future leaders from Indonesia, Cambodia, Fiji and Solomon Islands for a research training program designed to strengthen the capacity of partners to identify and respond to important tropical health issues facing their countries. The program...

  • Image - Medical journal honours ‘Australia's fighter against HIV and discrimination’

    Medical journal honours ‘Australia's fighter against HIV and discrimination’

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016

    As it marks its 30th anniversary, the world-changing HIV research of UNSW’s Kirby Institute and its pioneering leader David Cooper has been acknowledged by the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. Describing UNSW Scientia Professor Cooper as ‘Australia's fighter against HIV and discrimination...

  • Image - Discovery opens door to new Alzheimer's treatments

    Discovery opens door to new Alzheimer's treatments

    Friday, 18 November 2016

    Australian researchers have shed new light on the nerve cell processes that lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), overturning previously held ideas of how the disease develops and opening the door to new treatment options that could halt or slow its progression. The study is published today in the...

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