Health

A man in exercise clothes holds his lower back

A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients – despite decades of studies on the topic.

Dr Negin Hesam-Shariati and Associate Professor Sylvia Gustan

Teaching people to gain control over their brain to relieve chronic pain and improving food and water security are two of the innovative UNSW Sydney projects to receive Ideas Grants.

Open window

Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.

Young woman with hand up to face amid distorted reflections

Neuroscientists say the best way to study hallucinations is via lab models where they can be induced in anyone, anytime.

nanopore device

A team of leading Sydney researchers is pioneering the use of a fast genomic sequencing technology to help determine the source of hard-to-trace coronavirus cases. 

Handprints on sandstone

A large study shows preschool benefits Aboriginal children's development more than childcare or being taken care of at home. But the benefits of preschool are not as large as for non-Aboriginal kids.

Shoppers queue outside wearing face masks because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines on the UNSW Newsroom this year, but readers also wanted to know more about research in other health areas.

nanobots

UNSW researchers have overcome a major design challenge on the path to controlling the dimensions of so-called DNA nanobots – structures that assemble themselves from DNA components. 

Port Arthur memorial

A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.

super resolution microscope image

UNSW Sydney researchers have shared step-by-step instructions to empower other scientists to enhance the resolution and stability of single-molecule microscopes.

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