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Impotence and optimism: the life of a cancer scientist

Friday, 26 August 2016
It is impossible to describe the deep frustration — impotence even — that comes with watching someone close die from a disease you have spent years researching. It doesn't come close to the fear and turmoil of those facing their own mortality. But staring such a personal emblem of failure in the face is a special kind of torture few could know. A simple, entirely reasonable question from my young daughter crystallised this uncomfortable insight for me.
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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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Holiday Dissection Workshops

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
A truly unique opportunity to be guided by experts as you dissect and learn about the heart (sheep heart - abattoir sourced). You will have one of our Museum educators explain the workings of the heart and guide you. The Museum houses a collection of over 2000 human tissue specimens so entry may not be suitable for some people. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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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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