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Studies into the effectiveness of reduced doses of HIV therapy and healthy brain ageing are among UNSW projects to receive major backing in the latest round of medical research funding.

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UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.

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.

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It's not every day a medical scientist wins four major research grants in as many weeks. But for Professor Peter Gunning, receiving the grants worth close to $2 million is fitting recognition of 25 years of research.

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Studies into the effectiveness of home visits for families of Aboriginal infants and the impacts on children of parents using alcohol and tobacco have received major backing.

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Research to prevent falls in older people and to combat hepatitis C infection are among the big winners in a new round of health funding.

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Three UNSW research teams have received fast-tracked funding to study the evolving threat of swine flu.

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UNSW professors have dominated the latest round of NHMRC funding, winning a record 80 percent of the $39.6 million on offer in NSW.

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The Federal Government has honoured two of the University's top medical researchers with prestigious Australia Fellowships worth $4 million each.

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Research aimed at reducing the number of patients harmed in our hospitals has been awarded $8.4 million - making UNSW the largest recipient of NHMRC Program Grants for 2009.

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