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Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW.

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Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies.

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A UNSW student and an alumnus have been named rural medical student of the year and Australia's top rural doctor.

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Researchers will for the first time harness e-technology to develop a customised internet program to identify young people most at risk of depression before the illness takes hold.

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Thousands of Australians did not access assisted reproductive technology treatment last year after changes in IVF funding - resulting in 1500 fewer babies born, a new analysis shows.

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UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.

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Australian scientists have played a key role in the identification of a biochemical mechanism that allows brain cancers to survive and grow, offering hope of new treatments to combat some of the most aggressive tumours.

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Drugs to help people live to 150 could be available within a decade, but the consequences of prolonged life will change Australia forever, experts have told a 1,000-strong audience at the 2011 Medicine Dean's Lecture.

Research into snakebite venom, the role of sex hormones in schizophrenia, and ways to reduce smoking rates in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups has won UNSW more than $46 million in federal government health funding.

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Doctors are underutilising crucial medication to prevent deadly strokes in those with a common type of heart condition, new research says.

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