UNSW Medicine & Health

2019 Drug Trends Report

The latest Drug Trends report from UNSW Sydney’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre reveals there were 1865 drug-induced deaths in 2019, with a shift to more deaths involving heroin than natural and semi-synthetic opioids.

Dr Anthony Fauci

During the inaugural David Cooper Lecture, Dr Anthony Fauci shared fascinating insights into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80s, the global response to COVID-19 and the politics of anti-vaxxers.

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Darren's diagnosis took two years, but a new Parkinson's disease detection method developed by UNSW researchers could enable an early and accurate diagnosis. In its current form, the new detection method takes five hours.   

a mass vaccination space in a warehouse in Italy

We need to stop relying on small GP clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs like stadiums, schools and parks.

Helga Zoega receives 500k grant

UNSW Sydney researchers hope to improve the clinical outcomes, as well as quality of life in adult ADHD patients with co-occurring cardiometabolic disease as a result of the grant.

Wrist fracture

The simple answer is yes, says research published in JAMA Surgery by a team from the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre and UNSW School of Population Health.

UNSW 2021 Australian Academy of Science honorific awardees

UNSW scientists have been honoured for their world-changing discoveries, including revealing the physics of sea-level change, understanding heatwaves, and creating cheap flexible stable and non-toxic solar cells.

Peter Goadsby

Professor Peter Goadsby has been recognised for discovering a biological mechanism that triggers a migraine attack, leading to revolutionary new treatments.

Unidentifiable patients receive chemotherapy treatment in a hospital

A low haemoglobin count, older age and high BMI are possible risk factors for developing nerve damage after cancer treatment, a UNSW-led study has found.

UNSW Students

Teachers from UNSW Business School, Engineering and Medicine & Health have been awarded citations for outstanding contributions to student learning at the 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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