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UNSW research has offered completely new thinking on stroke, building on knowledge about the protein tau in Alzheimer’s disease.

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The stimulant methamphetamine is linked to a heightened risk of stroke among young people, a review by researchers at UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.

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UNSW medical researchers in the Translational Neuroscience Facility are partnering with a drug development company to discover new treatments to limit the damage of traumatic brain injury.

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Rates of intracerebral haemorrhage, a common type of stroke, are in decline overall, but men, the elderly and people living in socio-economic disadvantage remain at risk, research shows.

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Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies.

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Doctors are underutilising crucial medication to prevent deadly strokes in those with a common type of heart condition, new research says.

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UNSW researchers have revealed new insights about Australia's number one killer - cardiovascular disease.

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UNSW has won the largest grant in a recent round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).