Health

Shine inside

UNSW Professor and Executive Director of the Garvan Institute, John Shine, has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the nation's most highly respected award for scientific achievement.

Gunning inside

It's not every day a medical scientist wins four major research grants in as many weeks. But for Professor Peter Gunning, receiving the grants worth close to $2 million is fitting recognition of 25 years of research.

Hammond inside icon

The HammondCare Chair of Positive Ageing is to be appointed at UNSW to oversee a pioneering scheme to create a "one-stop shop" for aged care.

Hospitals with unacceptably high rates of infection or patient mortality should have their funding withheld, a UNSW patient safety expert says.

The profile of people living with HIV in Australia is set to change significantly over the next decade, UNSW modelling shows.

Diabetes inside

Medical researchers have for the first time shown a link between a father's high fat diet at the time of conception and a risk of diabetes in his offspring.

Australia has reported its highest number of HIV infections since the early 1990s but cases of most other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections have dropped, data shows.

Pancreatic inside

Researchers have advanced our understanding of how cancer migrates, showing that cancer cells are accompanied by 'helper' cells when they travel in the bloodstream.

When it comes to tackling our most daunting medical emergencies, is there a case for pushing the boundaries on patient safety?

IVF baby inside

A study by UNSW medical researchers shows that certain types of assisted reproductive technology lead to more male than female babies being born.

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