Research into snakebite venom, the role of sex hormones in schizophrenia, and ways to reduce smoking rates in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups has won UNSW more than $46 million in federal government health funding.
One of the country's top mental health innovators, Professor Helen Christensen, is the Black Dog Institute's new leader, replacing Scientia Professor Gordon Parker, who's stepping down after 10 years at the helm
A new study has identified the neural mechanism that hinders reward identification and decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia, highlighting the need for more effective drug therapies to help people with the disease manage their daily lives.
The medical research community can only be encouraged by the level of commitment demonstrated by the NSW government's $30 million funding to fast track cancer research, UNSW's Dean of Medicine, Professor Peter Smith, says.
A virus that causes hearing loss and intellectual disabilities in infants is being under-diagnosed, according to UNSW researchers, who are calling for routine screening for all pregnant women and newborns.