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Engineering antibodies for diagnosis and immunotherapy

1 October 2019
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Cecilia Duong
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PENNY JONES

Professor John Whitelock is improving the smarts of antibodies and sending them into the extracellular area to outwit those clever cancer cells.

The use of antibodies in cancer therapeutics has gone in and out of favour in the 25-odd years since scientists started investigating them. But according to Professor John Whitelock, from the UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, there has been a monumental resurgence in interest, and this time it’s here to stay.

New publication: Health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability in New South Wales, Australia: a data linkage cohort

4 October 2019
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Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (Please do not publish without approval prior)
School of Psychiatry
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3DN has published a paper to describe our big data cohort of people with an intellectual disability which is one of the largest cohorts of people with an intellectual disability internationally. We use linked data to develop an epidemiological profile related to health, health service use, disability services, mortality and corrective services records of people with intellectual disability.

Patients’ avatars being used to test cystic fibrosis drugs

30 September 2019
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Lachlan Gilbert
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DR SHAFAGH WATERS AND PROFESSOR ADAM JAFFE

UNSW researchers are leading a revolutionary approach to managing treatment of cystic fibrosis using patients’ derived lung and gut mini-organs or ‘avatars’ to test how they will respond to the latest drugs.

UNSW researchers have developed mini gut and lung ‘avatars’ that could transform the way clinicians treat people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common life-limiting genetic disease affecting Australian children.

Help us learn about adult autism diagnosis

3 October 2019
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Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (Please do not publish without approval prior)
School of Psychiatry
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Many people on the autism spectrum were not able to receive a diagnosis when they were children. Researchers at the University of New South Wales and Autism CRC would like to learn more about experiences of autism spectrum diagnosis (including Asperger’s syndrome) in adulthood.

New article: How Can We Provide Better Healthcare for People With An Intellectual Disability?

1 October 2019
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Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (Please do not publish without approval prior)
School of Psychiatry
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Researchers from 3DN have published an article on How Can We Provide Better Healthcare for People With An Intellectual Disability? in Frontiers for Young Minds.

The journal is targeted to kids aged 8-15 years to make science and research discoveries available to young people. All articles are being reviewed by kids. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of physical and mental health issues and barriers to care for people with an intellectual disability.

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