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SoMS Research Information Night

Friday, 5 July 2019
The SoMS Research Information Night is essentially a ‘one-stop-shop’ for future research projects and will be a great opportunity to meet with researchers (potential supervisors and current students) to find out more about honours & research projects on offer through the School of Medical Sciences (SoMS), Prince of Wales Clinical School (POWCS), Children’s Cancer Institute (CCiA), Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Kirby Institute, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, and other schools in the Faculty of Medicine as well as affiliated research
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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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Neuro BLAST

Tuesday, 17 March 2015
A night of hands on activities to put you in touch with the inner workings of your grey matter. Talk to researchers and academics about the development, evolution, health and protection of your brain. stimulate your mind while stimulating your muscles, controlling computers with your mind and falling down sober. Specialist talks on alcohol, drugs, dementia and bionics. There will also be dissections to observe and participate in.
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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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HSC Biology revision day

Sunday, 25 September 2016
HSC Getting close? Worried you need some help? Our Biology Study Day is the answer, a mix of revision, inspiration and motivation to promote your best outcome. A one day workshop with exam techniques, revision strategies, study plans and inspiring expert talks ensuring you achieve your best in the final HSC Biology Exam. You get lunch and refreshments, workbooks, expert presentations and ongoing support.
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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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