UNSW Medicine

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UNSW researchers are revolutionising medical research by creating virtual reality technology that allows scientists to walk around the landscape of human cells.

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Smokers, disadvantaged groups and people from non-English speaking backgrounds are among those less likely to access bowel cancer screening, research led by a UNSW PhD candidate has found.
 

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A team from UNSW Medicine has launched a major women's health project in Uganda as part of a long-term initiative to improve the health of the community and provide ongoing training for nurses and midwives.

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Groups of scientists are now able to ‘walk’ through cancer cells, thanks to ground-breaking multi-user virtual reality.

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After six years of study, and support from Shalom Gamarada, Indigenous students Luke Walker and Jason Sines are returning to rural NSW to start new lives as doctors.

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Ground-breaking virtual reality technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human cell at the same time, giving researchers a three-dimensional tool to improve doctor interaction and help analyse how cancer drugs work.

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Research to improve the lives of drug users and investigate high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW winners in the final round of 2017 NHMRC funding.

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The new screening program for cervical cancer aims to save lives by breaking down barriers that prevent women from attending screening, write Karen Canfell and Megan Smith.

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A mental health app for teenagers, a school-based program to prevent substance abuse, and treatments for traumatised refugees are among UNSW projects that will share in more than $8 million in NHMRC funding.

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Liverpool Hospital Cancer Services has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation to go towards the first cancer Wellness Centre in south western Sydney.

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