Darren Saunders

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News reports that 70% of women with breast cancer don't need chemotherapy need to be heeded with caution: it's a very specific (but substantial) subtype that was studied.

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Good men have a responisibility to push back against the toxic aspects of masculinity, writes Darren Saunders.

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UNSW-led researchers have discovered that pancreatic tumours use unique genetic solutions to drive their growth, providing a new target to test tumour sensitivity to drugs.

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Darren Saunders speaks with Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about bad medical research reporting, and how greater transparency in research practices could improve public trust in science and medicine.

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At a time when  funding for science is scarce and the public rejects expertise, voters and politicians need to be convinced that research funding is as an investment, not a cost, writes Darren Saunders.

Breast Cancer Cell

A powerful new technology that maps the “social network” of proteins in breast cancer cells is providing detailed understanding of the disease at a molecular level and could eventually lead to new treatments.

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Informed diet choices need to be made on the best available science, not sensationalist reports, writes Darren Saunders.

Chemicals

Environmental chemical exposure is a valid concern, but the evidence does not support hyperbolic claims that we are swimming in a soup of cancer-causing chemicals, writes Darren Saunders. 

Mathboys

Three UNSW academics including the Dean of Science have been chosen to discuss the state of maths and science education at a public symposium in Canberra.