UNSW Medicine & Health

Cardiovascular research 2022

Professor Kerry-Anne Rye and Associate Professor Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina took out both categories in the CVRN Ministerial Awards for Cardiovascular Research.

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Instead of making the lives of contact tracers easier, analysis shows the expensive technology missed contacts and added to their workload.

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Academics in the fields of climate science, oncology and human rights are honoured in 2022.

woman wearing respirator mask

The airborne nature of COVID supports routine use of respirators by the public. Here, experts explain the science behind this recommendation.

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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.

Researcher looking through a microscope.

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

Scientia Building at Kensington Campus

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.

Long lines of cars waiting at COVID-19 testing site

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.

mandy hagstrom

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.

dumbells for upper arm exercises

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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