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Do common chemicals increase your risk of cancer?

Friday, 3 July 2015

OPINION: New research about the risk of cancer from exposure to common chemicals is usually accompanied by headlines screaming “X causes cancer!” So when a new study on the topic was published in Carcinogenesis last week, I cringed in anticipation.

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3 Minute Thesis 2015 - Medicine Finalists

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Research higher degree students had three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance, in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

The event was well-attended with representations from across the faculty.  

There were 23 presenters on the day the three judges Associate Professor Pascal Carrive, Emma O’Neill and Robyn Stutchbury, had great difficult in selecting the winners due to the extremely high calibre of the presenters on the day. 

The winners were:

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

OPINION: Personally, I need breakfast. Almost every morning, I wake up early feeling hungry, and it’s only once I banish my morning hunger that I’m ready to fire. By mid-morning, I take a break and enjoy a snack.

I’ve used a personal anecdote because it’s likely that eating breakfast – or skipping it – may simply reflect a personal preference for timing food intake. Not everyone enjoys eating first thing in the morning. But your first choice of foods may contribute to an overall healthy diet.

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Male offspring get the most benefit from pregnant mother’s exercise

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, an animal study by UNSW medical researchers has found.

The study in rats also found mothers who exercised moderately while pregnant reduced their offspring’s body weight, insulin and blood glucose levels, potentially lessening their risk of developing metabolic disorders such as type-2 diabetes later in life.

The findings were published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

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UNSW tops the state in medical research grants

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

UNSW has performed strongly in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), winning 12 grants worth more than $17.7 million.

The result puts UNSW at the top of the state in terms of funding awarded and second in the country for the highly sought-after grants.

The funding has been announced today by the Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley.

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Bright future for biomedical research and teaching

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The $140 million redevelopment pf the Wallace Wurth Building has today been officially opened by the Federal Minister for Health, Peter Dutton. The transformed and expanded building, home to UNSW Medicine and The Kirby Institute, now boasts teaching, learning and research spaces equal to any in the world. 

Minister Dutton said innovative health and medical research is a key driver of better health care and outcomes. 

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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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