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A man in exercise clothes holds his lower back

A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients – despite decades of studies on the topic.

Dr Negin Hesam-Shariati and Associate Professor Sylvia Gustan

Teaching people to gain control over their brain to relieve chronic pain and improving food and water security are two of the innovative UNSW Sydney projects to receive Ideas Grants.

Using virtual reality to ease nerve-related pain following spinal cord injury.

A researcher from UNSW Sydney and NeuRA will undertake research to investigate whether virtual reality can ease pain following spinal cord injury.

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Researchers at UNSW Sydney and NeuRA are using virtual reality and electrical stimulation to restore feeling, movement and function for people with spinal cord injuries.

Resilience is a process

Resilience is an adaptive process usually developed over a lifetime – but we’re taking a crash-course in it now.

Helen Christensen, Kathy Wu and Janice Fullerton

UNSW Sydney researchers have received funding for projects to investigate the use of internet-based tools in suicide prevention and the affect genetics can have on patients’ response to medicines to treat bipolar disorder or depression.

Genome testing

A UNSW Sydney researcher has received funding from the Medical Research Futures Fund to investigate genomic testing in unborn babies.  

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UNSW research into mental health, infectious disease, birth defects and respiratory health has been recognised at the 2018 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards.

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A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment.

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A team of researchers from NeuRA and UNSW have received funding to test eHealth and smart garment technologies designed to prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s disease.

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