School of Medical Sciences

Pain from nerve damage can be silenced, research finds

Date Published: 
13 Dec 2016
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One person in Australia develops diabetes every five minutes, with up to half suffering peripheral nerve damage, meaning the slightest touch on the skin can cause pain. Now an international research team, led by Australian and German scientists, has discovered how to reverse this pain.

Bingeing on weekends but eating healthily during the week is not OK for your gut

Date Published: 
20 Jan 2016
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OPINION: A relatively healthy but complex community is living together peacefully, until an unruly mob of hooligans begins unsettling the community’s residents and disturbing the peace every weekend.

Weekend binge just as bad for the gut as regular junk food diet, study suggests

Date Published: 
20 Jan 2016
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Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of rubbish, new UNSW research suggests.

Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pills

Date Published: 
11 Jan 2016
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Concerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium, after an Australian research team found the mineral is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters human cells.

UNSW research recognised among the country's best

Date Published: 
22 Sep 2015
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UNSW research projects, exploring non-Alzheimer dementias, the immune system’s response to infection and cancer screening programs, have been recognised among the best in the country by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).