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HIV, cancer projects get NHMRC funding boost

Friday, 17 October 2014

UNSW research into childhood cancers, HIV prevention, and sexually transmissible diseases in remote Aboriginal communities has received major backing in the latest round of federal government health funding.

UNSW received a total of $65.8 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding to commence in 2015, including $29 million for 40 new project grants.

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Anti-ageing researcher David Sinclair to showcase new technologies that turn back the clock

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Two of the world’s leading anti-ageing researchers will use the 2014 UNSW Medicine Dean's Lecture to present new technology and breakthroughs that will enable us to live longer, healthier lives.

UNSW Australia’s Professor David Sinclair, who is based at Harvard University, will discuss new genetic technology developed in the last six months that is reversing the ageing process in animals.

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World first prison-based hepatitis C treatment - just one tablet a day

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. 

The SToP-C study (Surveillance and Treatment of Prisoners with hepatitis C) is being undertaken in collaboration with the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, Corrective Services NSW, NSW Health, Hepatitis NSW, NSW Users and AIDS Association, and the Community Restorative Centre.

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Dust particles may be more harmful to asthmatics than M5 soot

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Particles derived from dust may do more harm to asthmatics and those people susceptible to developing it than soot particles from the M5 roadway, UNSW and University of Newcastle researchers have found.

The researchers compared the effects on airway cells of pollutants in airborne dusts from the centre of the Sydney region, to those from the M5 tunnel stack, and unexpectedly found the coarse component of airborne particulate matter was more damaging. They exposed both mouse and human cells to the pollutant particles in cultures in the laboratory.

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Boring and bad: How junk food changes eating behaviour

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, but also reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet, according to UNSW research.

The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, helps to explain how excessive consumption of junk food can change behavior, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity.

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Why bad food is good for business

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

OPINION: Many people eat badly because far too much of their energy is provided by nutritionally worthless junk foods and drinks. Part of the problem is the push by the food industry to get us to buy food that may be bad for us but good for its business.

In the 1960s, we had between 600 and 800 foods to choose from, many of them only available at the right season. But that was before supermarkets became widespread.

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Four UNSW researchers win top NHMRC Excellence awards

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

UNSW has won four of 20 prestigious awards given to the country’s top health and medical researchers. The haul includes a particularly strong performance by female researchers.

The National Health and Medical Research Council is acknowledging the recipients of its Research Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Canberra tonight, with the prizes being presented by Federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton.

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"Head spinning" anti-ageing developments on the horizon

Thursday, 5 June 2014

We are about to be hit with a “tsunami” of changes caused by caused by “head spinning” developments in anti-ageing drugs and technologies, the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) 2014 Medallist Professor David Sinclair says. 

The UNSW anti-ageing researcher was named the 2014 recipient of the Medal in the lead up to the group’s Medical Research Week. 

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A world of disease at your fingertips

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A few decades ago, medical students used to spend an inordinate amount of time inside UNSW’s Museum of Human Disease. Studying its formalin-preserved specimens was the primary way to learn how to identify the appearances of disease.

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Fast-tracking new treatment for childhood cancer

Monday, 5 May 2014

Children fighting a life-threatening form of cancer could be treated with a revolutionary anti-cancer therapy as early as next year, following the formation of a research alliance to fast-track development of a medicine pioneered by Australian researchers.

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