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Using a super-resolution fluorescent microscope, medical scientists are a step closer to understanding why and how human immune cells decide to activate or not, thus enabling or preventing disease taking hold in the body.

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As much as technology can improve the health system, it can also have deadly side effects, write Enrico Coiera and Farah Magrabi.

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Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute has been involved in every major breakthrough in world-wide HIV treatment and management.

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Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute is calling on ‘pos-neg’ couples to join the fight for HIV. prevention.

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Younger people are increasingly being diagnosed with dementia and UNSW researchers are undertaking the first known Australian study to investigate why.

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A new analysis suggests four – not seven – is the “magic” number easily processed by the brain, challenging a long-held view on what constitutes the limit to human perception.

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An epidemic of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Australia has led UNSW researchers to embark on a world-first study to uncover the causes.

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In a world-first, UNSW researchers have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.

Dementia

A new report prepared by UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre forecasts that three million Australians will develop dementia between 2012 and 2050.

CFS

Stress-response systems in people with chronic fatigue syndrome are signalling to the body that it is not safe to relax, creating a state of high alert that can be likened to post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests.

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