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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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UNSW Medicine Learning and Teaching Awards

Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Faculty offers a range of awards to recognise and reward outstanding contributions in teaching and to further the development of scholarly practice in learning and teaching.

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Teaching Awards 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015
The Prince of Wales Clinical School annual teaching awards recognise and reward the outstanding teachers who contribute to undergraduate medical student education.
 
Below are the winners for 2015.
 
Bryan Yeo Best Teacher Awards in the categories of Consultant, Reg and JMO
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New Australian invention could fix chronic back pain

Thursday, 3 December 2015
An Australian invention could drastically change the way people with severe back pain are treated.
 
The new device, developed in Sydney, is as small as a 50 cent coin and is set to be tested on humans next year.
 
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UNSW invention set to revolutionise back surgery

Thursday, 26 November 2015

An innovative new spinal fusion device that is simpler and cheaper than existing technology and avoids the need for more invasive surgery and bone grafts will enter human trials next year, UNSW Australia researchers say.

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