UNSW Medicine & Health

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A team from UNSW's Kirby Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney have uncovered an immune profile for long COVID, potentially paving the way for tailored treatment for those with ongoing symptoms.

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Projects to develop therapies for childhood cancer and phantom limb pain have been awarded MRFF grants.

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This 2022 round of grants will support research across UNSW Sydney’s six faculties, with topics ranging from cooling technologies for urban heat mitigation to systemic risk in insurance.

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The public has been left to their own devices as all our previous safeguards collapse around us. We urgently need a “vaccines-plus” strategy to flatten the curve.

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When we think of weightlifting, we tend to think of big burly men pumping iron in a gym - but it turns out, women have just as much to gain from strength training as their male gym junkie counterparts. Historically, pumping iron to build muscles has been seen as a masculine pursuit.

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Accredited exercise scientist Dr Mandy Hagstrom from UNSW Medicine & Health takes us through three upper arm exercises – and explains why exercise alone won't change your body composition.

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UNSW has a range of experts available to comment on La Niña.

Drowning deaths and river safety

Despite their beauty, rivers can be deadly and remain the top location for drowning  

Most read medicine stories 2021

For the second year running, it was no surprise readers were still hungry for COVID-19 stories as new findings and variants emerged in 2021. 

Kendelle Murphy, Frances Byrne, Antoine de Weck, Brooke Pereira, Abba Habibalahi, Benjamin Daniels and Ben Smith

Medicine, science and biomedical engineering academics receive grants to explore new approaches to cancer treatment.

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