Medicine

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Two UNSW researchers investigating medical pathology and electric currents in quantum devices have won prestigious awards from Australia’s National Measurement Institute.

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A new gene sequencing technology being used to map the human genome is set to transform the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, potentially saving lives.

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Childhood trauma is understood to be a significant risk factor for developing a psychotic or mood disorder later in life. But how does this trauma change our brain’s stress response systems?

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UNSW pancreatic cancer researcher Professor Minoti Apte has been named the 2015 NSW Woman of the Year for her contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the Indian community.

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UNSW research into childhood cancer and treatments for patients with nerve damage has received major backing in the latest round of funding from The Cancer Institute NSW. 

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A UNSW review of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has found potential economic gains may come at a cost to Australians' health.

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A process of viral mutation, known as “genetic drift”, could compromise efforts to combat the world's worst known epidemic of Ebola, writes Peter White.

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A study that sequenced 100 pancreatic cancer genomes for the first time provides a new understanding of the disease’s origin and may help guide future treatment.

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As a researcher working on new treatments for pancreatic cancer and the wife of a cancer survivor, Dr Phoebe Phillips knows better than most the importance of medical research.

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If the key to reducing the health inequalities experienced by rural communities lies in better access to health care, then the federal government is treading a very delicate path, writes Damien Limberger.

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