UNSW Medicine

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The new Dean of Medicine is on a mission to transform the faculty into one of the world’s best, and there’s no free time for lunches. 


A group of students has returned home from Harvard University’s prestigious BIOMOD championships, where they were placed in the Gold category for their innovative vaccine research .

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Informed diet choices need to be made on the best available science, not sensationalist reports, writes Darren Saunders.


New drug trials for treating HIV infection, major depression and helping smokers quit are among the UNSW projects that have received major backing in the latest round of federal government medical research funding.


A $2.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council announced today will see UNSW Professor Colleen Loo lead Australia’s largest clinical trial of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression.


Australian scientists have discovered the mechanism that accelerates the childhood cancer neuroblastoma and identifed an experimental drug with the potential to stop the disease in its tracks.

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Researchers at UNSW’s Kirby Institute have joined forces with leading HIV researchers from around the globe in a bid to accelerate the search for an effective HIV vaccine.


Emergency service workers exposed to traumatic events are set to benefit from the world’s first guidelines to help diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.


Cancer is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. So what can you do to reduce your risk? Read the latest from UNSW’s experts.


Eating processed meat like bacon every day in no way gives you the same cancer risk as if you smoked a pack of cigarettes each day, but there is a danger all the same, writes Bernard Stewart.