Microbiome Research Centre officially opens

15 November 2019
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The Microbiome Research Centre (MRC), based at UNSW Sydney’s St George & Sutherland Clinical School, was officially opened on Friday by David Coleman, Banks MP and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.

UNSW big data academics appointed to national committees

8 August 2019
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Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH)
National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU)
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UNSW big data experts Professor Sallie Pearson and Professor Louisa Jorm have been appointed to national advisory committees to support the government on how to better share and collect public sector data.

Professor Pearson, head of the Medicines Policy Research Unit at UNSW’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health, has been appointed to the National Data Advisory Council (NDAC), the key advisory body to the National Data Commissioner.

New study sheds light on novel exercise treatment for common form of cardiovascular disease

15 November 2019
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Weight training – also called resistance training – can help people with peripheral artery disease reduce painful symptoms like muscle cramps during walking, a study by UNSW medical researchers recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown.

Parents support “No Jab, No Pay” policy in Australia, but new research raises questions about equity

15 November 2019
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Four in five parents support the Australian Government’s controversial ‘No Jab, No Pay’ vaccination policy, but the policy may be disproportionately impacting low-income families, new research from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney suggests.

The ‘No Jab, No Pay’ legislation, introduced in 2016, removed the option of non-medical exemptions from the vaccination requirements to receive certain family and childcare tax benefits, with the intention of boosting vaccination coverage.

UNSW researchers finalists in 2019 ‘Oscars’ of Australian science

15 November 2019
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Programs to eliminate tuberculosis globally, bringing medical discovery to blind and low vision communities and uncovering science for new and vulnerable audiences are among the UNSW Sydney projects nominated for the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia's most high profile science awards.

Four UNSW Sydney and UNSW-affiliated researchers have been named finalists for their outstanding achievements in the fields of leadership, research and innovation.