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Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease

Monday, 15 August 2016

A diet rich in pomegranates had significant positive impacts for the brain health of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, an international research team led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW found.

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Latest Research – Pomegranates

Monday, 15 August 2016

Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease

A diet rich in pomegranates had significant positive impacts for the brain health of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, an international research team led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW found.

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Bad diet damages the immune system even before it turns to fat

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A new study has shown that a junk food diet high in saturated fat begins to harm our immune system even before the weight gain begins to show.

Scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging have found that the over-consumption of saturated fats may actually be a form of malnutrition that triggers the immune system to start attacking healthy parts of the body.

The new research, published in the Journal of Immunology, investigated the impact of a western-style high fat diet with surprising results.

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What is Zika virus?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Professor Bill Rawlinson from UNSW's School of Medical Sciences explains what the Zika virus is, and the particular concerns for pregnant women contracting Zika virus disease. 

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National Survey of Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand the impact of side effects of chemotherapy on the lives of Australian cancer survivors.

The survey is anonymous, and takes around 30 minutes to complete.

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UNSW receives $16.6 million to research new cancer treatments

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

UNSW researchers working to fast track cancer treatments from the laboratory to the bedside have received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW.

Two of the biggest grants of $6.5 million went to UNSW researchers working to translate laboratory discoveries into viable cancer treatments.

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Sugar may be as damaging to the brain as extreme stress or abuse

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

OPINION: We all know that cola and lemonade aren’t great for our waistline or our dental health, but our new study on rats has shed light on just how much damage sugary drinks can also do to our brain.

The changes we observed to the region of the brain that controls emotional behaviour and cognitive function were more extensive than those caused by extreme early life stress.

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Professor Katharina Gaus ( right) and postdoctoral student Dr Elvis Pandzic with one of the super-resolution microscopes at UNSW's Centre in Single Molecule Science.) PHOTO: Grant Turner

A Closer Look at The New Frontier of Medical Research

Monday, 15 February 2016

When Professor Katharina Gaus was at University she was taught an important law of physics that outlined the maximum resolution of optical microscopy. This limit of 0.02 millimetres meant that while it was possible to see the outlines of a cell with a microscope, the internal goings-on of a cell remained a blur. Now - after developing a microscope using 2014 Nobel Prize winning research - Professor Gaus and her team are breaking the laws of physics and making important steps towards what could be the next major breakthrough in the fight against cancer.

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What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?

Thursday, 11 February 2016

OPINION:  As a bloke who has worked in medical research for 16 years, I've seen firsthand how the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can be a hostile place for women, and I've had enough.

It's time for men in science to stop mouthing platitudes and use their positions of power and privilege to lead a change and stem the exodus of women from STEM fields.

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

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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.

This scenario could be playing out in the human gut every time you go on a junk food binge. 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 junk.

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