Health

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A promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body has been discovered, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.

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The Heart Foundation "˜Tick' has been co-opted by the food industry to boost sales of fast food and is forcing prices up, argues UNSW Visiting Fellow Dr Rosemary Stanton.

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Associate Professor Christopher Poulos has been appointed as the founding Chair of Positive Ageing and Care at UNSW, supported by HammondCare.

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The human brain operates as a highly interconnected network, not as a collection of discrete regions, with important implications for treating declines in old age, a new study shows.

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A new study has provided the first conclusive evidence that cannabis use significantly hastens the onset of psychotic illnesses during the critical years of brain development.

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Sports stars spruiking fast foods are doing enormous harm in the obesity battle, writes Dr Michael Valenzuela.

A discovery that brain cells can become "stuck'' in their journey during brain development could lead to new schizophrenia therapies, the team behind the research says.

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UNSW has joined forces with leading hospitals and medical research bodies to form one of Australia's biggest advanced treatment and research centres.

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A majority of Australians would seek tests to establish their genetic susceptibility to depression, despite social stigma and questions about their validity, a national study has found.

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Innovative online assessments and a "liberating" personal approach to teaching have won Associate Professor Gary Velan one of the nation's top university teaching awards.

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