Health

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One reason pancreatic cancer has a particularly low survival rate is the difficulty in getting drugs to the tumour, but new knowledge of how pancreatic cancer cells invade neighbouring cells could change that.

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The International Gynaecologic Society held its first-ever Australian meeting at UNSW, underlining the university's great research strength in women's health.

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The new UNSW Vaccine and Infection Research Lab will identify and address barriers to immunisation in adults, particularly the elderly and members of at-risk communities.

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Researchers from UNSW contributed to a major international collaboration that identified new genetic drivers of ovarian cancer.

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Known as the father of social business and microcredit, Professor Yunus believes the world must adopt the “three zeros” policy – zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions – in order to achieve sustainable development.

adult vaccination

While public health efforts focus on programs to improve immunisation rates in infants, unvaccinated adults have been ignored, warn C Raina MacIntyre, Holly Seale and Robert Menzies.

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UNSW and Harvard 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. 

illness

Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life, write Gill Hubbard and Claire Wakefield.

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