School of Medical Sciences

Sound crop

Contrary to conventional wisdom, short-term hearing loss after exposure to loud noise does not reflect damage to our hearing but the body’s way of coping.

Asthma

The first study of the effects of Sydney’s air pollution on the development of asthma has been carried out at UNSW.

Suicide prevention

Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, with the hope of decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.

Rakesh crop

The grant application process for NHMRC funding needs urgent reform so that available funds are sensibly and fairly distributed, argues Rakesh Kumar.

Cycle rideforlife

The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre at UNSW will benefit from the Ride for Life fundraising cycling event in Sydney this weekend.

29June Sprint

Men can significantly cut the visceral fat in their abdomen with just one hour of interval sprinting per week instead of seven hours of jogging for a similar result, new Australian research shows.

Nervous system

Researchers say an emerging biomarker may lead to new approaches for treating diabetics at risk of developing nerve damage.

Paxinos george

Thirty years of work developing 3D brain maps has won UNSW Professor George Paxinos an international Pioneer in Medicine award.

MS sufferer cropped

New research has found that keeping physically active can make a positive contribution to increasing quality of life for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Exercise obesity morris

Exercise, not diet, is the key to overcoming adverse metabolic effects passed on to children by their overweight mothers, new research has shown for the first time.

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