For survival rates of childhood brain cancer to improve, researchers need to adopt strategies similar to those used to tackle leukaemia, writes David Ziegler.
A study led by UNSW researchers offers some promise that a drug called NMN could prevent obesity in children from overweight mothers.
UNSW researchers have tailored gene therapy for a rare genetic disorder called Canavan disease, and say it could eventually be adapted to treat other inherited disorders affecting the brain.
An international study involving UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital researchers has led to the first approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a devastating genetic disorder in babies.
The Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health Australia, Vlado Perkovic, is the first Australian to join the editorial board of the influential New England Journal of Medicine.
New data released by the Kirby Centre shows a sharp increase in the diagnosis of gonorrhoea and a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
The latest report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows increasing use of HIV medications to prevent the spread of HIV by gay and bisexual men.
Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years.
A UNSW research psychiatrist and people with mental health illnesses who used their experience to drive improvements in care are among the six finalists for the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize.
Is coconut oil all it’s really cracked up to be, or is it just another fad? Rosemary Stanton tests the claims about this so-called superfood.