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The ideas man at the interface of engineering and medicine

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

An exquisite example of research in action, orthopaedic researcher and surgeon Bill Walsh and his team are inventing the biomedical devices of the future.

Professor Bill Walsh is a dynamo. His energy and passion are so vibrant, I swear I can see lightbulbs popping out of his head every few seconds as we talk.

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Animal studies show new cancer nanomedicine reduces pancreatic tumour growth

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Australian cancer researchers have developed a highly promising technology to deliver gene-silencing drugs to treat pancreatic cancer – the most chemo-resistant and deadly cancer in Australia.

When tested in mice, the new nanomedicine resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in the growth of tumours and reduced the spread of pancreatic cancer.

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Surviving cancer – at what cost?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Understanding how chemotherapy-induced nerve damage impacts on the quality of life of Australia’s cancer survivors is the goal of a new survey launched by UNSW.

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National Survey of Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey. Through this survey, we hope to better understand the impact of side effects of chemotherapy on the lives of Australian cancer survivors.

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Two Thousand Consents and Counting

Thursday, 21 April 2016

 

The receipt of the 2000th HSA Biobank patient consent form this month marks a significant milestone for the biobank project, reaffirming the bank as one of the most valuable translational research resources in NSW.

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Repairing DNA damage in the human body – new insights into how cancers develop

Thursday, 14 April 2016

UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on how cancers develop in the human body.

Repairing damage in DNA from anything that causes a mutation, such as UV radiation and tobacco smoke, is a fundamental process that protects our cells from becoming cancerous.

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Australian doctors closer to growing bone and tissue

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

In a remarkable medical advance Australian doctors believe they are close to regrowing human bone and tissue damaged by injury, illness – even old age. Dr Andrew Rochford reports. Find the original story here.

 

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Regenerating body parts: how we can transform fat cells into stem cells to repair spinal disc injuries

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

OPINION: We often hear about the next big thing in stem cell therapy, though few of these promises eventuate or are backed up by evidence.

Well, we think we’re close to a genuine breakthrough in stem cell therapy, based on new research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Stem cell therapies are advancing but will Australian patients be left behind?

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

OPINION: Discoveries in stem cell science over the past decade are finally starting to reach the clinic. Current clinical trials are evaluating stem cell therapies for conditions ranging from eye disease to AIDS.

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Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2016

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The ORS Annual Meeting attracts over 3,000 attendees with an interest in orthopaedic research including clinicians, surgeons, residents, veterinarians, basic scientists, and engineers.

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