UNSW Medicine

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UNSW researchers have identified a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA – and it could mean big things for the future of anti-ageing drugs, childhood cancer survivors and even astronauts.

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Knee-replacement surgery patients who choose rehabilitation at home are no worse off than those who stay in hospital, a UNSW study has found. 

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UNSW researchers have discovered that androgens in the brain play a crucial role in the development of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which could lead to new directions for finding a treatment. 

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UNSW researchers have identified key reasons why some doctors continue working beyond retirement age, despite evidence suggesting their performance is more likely to decline.

Liver

It may seem like a backward step, but a discovery by UNSW researchers that a new treatment for liver cancer encourages rather than reduces tumour growth provides valuable insight into the complex biology of cancer cells.

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UNSW medical researchers in the Translational Neuroscience Facility are partnering with a drug development company to discover new treatments to limit the damage of traumatic brain injury.

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UNSW researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function, and found they don't always live up to their promise and could even have negative impacts on memory.

Vaccinations child care

There are better ways to boost vaccination rates than excluding kids from child care, writes Raina MacIntyre.

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Professor Raina MacIntyre is on the front line of the fight against emerging bio-threats. She warns biosecurity breaches could be as catastrophic as nuclear war.

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Terri Foran looks at some common misconceptions and concerns about changes to the cervical cancer screening program. 

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