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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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Vaccination in the age of Google

Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Google, first source of everything –decisions often based on misrepresented information– nowhere more evident than the current Vaccination crisis. Professor McIntyre, Director, the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance and Professor of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health with the School of Public Health, University of Sydney Professor McIntyre is eminently qualified to deliver a frank presentation on the current issues in immunisation, the myths, dangers and facts.
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Anti-ageing researcher named in Time magazine's Top 100

Monday, 28 April 2014
UNSW and Harvard geneticist David Sinclair has been named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The magazine cites the 2013 study in which he and colleagues identified a cause of ageing that is potentially reversible. Time notes that Sinclair’s work makes possible the idea of “living more years with a body that’s robust enough to make the most of them".
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Bionic ear technology used for gene therapy

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds a possible new way of treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, and psychiatric conditions such as depression through this novel way of delivering gene therapy. The research is published today in the prestigious journal Science Translational Medicine.
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Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology Seminar: Agonist binding and allosteric modulation of α1 adrenoceptors

Thursday, 27 March 2014
Final PhD Presentation Adrian Campbell, Pharmacology SoMS
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