Health

In a discovery that could lead to new treatment approaches for depression, researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shown that internet-based therapy programs are as effective as face-to-face therapies in combating the illness.

Blind Stem cells inside

In a world-first breakthrough, UNSW medical researchers have used a simple contact lens coated with stem cells to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.

Cancer research inside

Professor Philip Hogg has been awarded this year's Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher, for his breakthrough discoveries in cancer treatment.

Snoring  inside

Sufferers of sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain biochemistry to people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, UNSW research has found.

Raina McIntyre inside2

Face masks are a cheap, effective public health "frontline" against epidemics such as swine flu, UNSW infectious disease expert Professor Raina MacIntyre says.

UNSW has received a grant of more than $18m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a research project with the potential to extend drug therapy to millions of HIV-affected people worldwide.

Blood inside

Up to 70 percent of hepatitis C patients could be cured if they seek early treatment, an international study coordinated by UNSW researchers has found.

Child safety inside

Some 350 children die needlessly each year in Australia as a result of accidents - most of which are preventable, UNSW injury risk researcher Professor Paul Barach argues.

Coiera inside

Could a system that 'caps and trades' medical errors - similar to an emissions trading scheme - improve patient safety in our hospitals?

One of the most comprehensive public collections of human pathology anywhere in the world - the Museum of Human Disease at UNSW - has opened its doors to the general public.

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