UNSW Medicine

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The ease of creating a smallpox-like virus, and the growing number of vulnerable people with weakened immune systems, present challenges for emergency response planners, researchers have warned.

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Parents of babies with heart disease want early access to cardiac geneticists and genetic counsellors, new research has found.

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Digital health experts have gathered at UNSW to discuss the future of healthcare technology and the use of big data in health systems around the world at the first International Digital Health Symposium.

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A study of thousands of premature babies has found that parents who spend long periods in hospital caring for their infant experience less stress and that babies show faster weight gain.

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Despite rates of spinal fusion being on the rise for chronic back pain sufferers, current evidence doesn't support its effectiveness, write Gustavo Machado, Christine Lin and Ian Harris.

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As injuries at indoor trampoline parks soar, there is an urgent need for mandatory minimum safety standards, write Lisa Nicole Sharwood, Davide Eager and Susan Adams.

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UNSW medical researcher Keith Ooi has received a $1 million grant to lead a major study to see if probiotics can improve the overall health and life expectancy of children with cystic fibrosis.

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UNSW medical researcher Mei Ling Yap is leading a major training program for radiation oncologists and staff at Cambodia’s new National Cancer Centre, the country’s first modern cancer care facility.

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Babies and children with chronic rare lung diseases will receive new-generation genome testing to improve diagnosis and treatment in a new UNSW research study funded by Australian Genomics Health Alliance.

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A clinical trial of a new immunotherapy that will deliver a “toxin bomb” to brain cancer cells was one of two UNSW medical projects to receive funding announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt at UNSW.

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