UNSW Medicine

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A talk about the molecular effects of artificial sweeteners has taken top honours at the UNSW three-minute thesis finals in a field of winners dominated by medical science.

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Six high-achieving UNSW academics and four alumnae have been recognised in the '100 Women of Influence Awards for 2015’, the most of any institution in Australia.

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Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths by more than 90%, according to new research.

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Garvan Institute immunologist UNSW Conjoint Professor Shane Grey and collaborators have been awarded $3.3 million to continue innovative research into islet transplantation therapy as a cure for type I diabetes.

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The way Australian nursing homes are funded undermines the independence of residents, writes Henry Brodaty and Lee-Fay Low.

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UNSW research projects exploring non-Alzheimer dementias, the immune system’s response to infection and cancer screening programs have been recognised as some of the best in the country by the NHMRC.

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Researchers have successfully tested a new drug that activates hidden reservoirs of HIV cells in individuals on antiretroviral therapy, one of the first steps to eradicating the virus and eventually finding a cure.

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Taken together, outdoor and indoor air pollution rivals cigarette smoking as a major risk factor for death and disability, write Christine Cowie and Bin Jalaludin.

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A world-first UNSW study is underway to better understand and treat the largely hidden condition of separation anxiety in adults.

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Gay and bisexual men test more often for HIV when rapid tests are offered as well as conventional tests, according to a study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW

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