School of Medical Sciences

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Judging foods only by their saturated or monounsaturated fat content ignores their complete nutritional profile, writes Rosemary Stanton. 

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Medical researchers have found a cause of ageing in animals that can be reversed, possibly paving the way for new treatments for age-related diseases including cancer and type 2 diabetes.

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Come face-to-face with some of the goriest disease specimens at the Musuem of Human Disease's 'Zombie Apocalypse' school holidays workshop this January. 

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Leading Australian medical faculties will unveil a world-first model for health care education utilising next-generation educational technology to improve access and outcomes for students, healthcare professionals and patients.

Paleo

The paleo diet is widely different from the food of our ancestors and its range demands scrutiny before it can be recommended for modern life, argues Rosemary Stanton. 

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Sydney jazz musicians are using the sound and images of the human heart as part of their musical performance for National Science Week.

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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.

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

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