Probiotics could be a key to cystic fibrosis outcomes

8 February 2018
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A major study to investigate if probiotics can improve the health and quality of life of babies and children with cystic fibrosis is underway after UNSW childhood medical researcher Dr Keith Ooi received a $1 million Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Award.

UNSW academic helps improve cancer therapy in Cambodia

7 February 2018
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UNSW Medicine’s Mei Ling Yap, a radiation oncologist at Liverpool Hospital, is leading a major training program for radiation oncologists, therapists and physicists at Cambodia’s new National Cancer Centre, the first modern facility in the country to be dedicated to cancer care.

Boost for UNSW research in childhood rare lung disease

31 January 2018
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Babies and children with chronic rare lung diseases will receive next generation genome testing to improve diagnosis, early detection and treatment as part of a new UNSW medical research study funded by Australian Genomics Health Alliance.

Boost for UNSW brain cancer and joint replacement research

24 January 2018
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A clinical trial of a new immunotherapy that will deliver a “toxin bomb” to brain cancer cells was one of two UNSW medical projects to receive funding announced by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt at UNSW on Wednesday.

The project to treat the lethal brain cancer glioblastoma, led by Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald, will receive a grant of $1.4 million under the government’s rare diseases clinical trials program.

Virus shown to be likely cause of mystery polio-like illness

22 January 2018
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A major review by UNSW medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US, Canada and Europe.

The study, by a team led by UNSW Professor Raina MacIntyre, Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Epidemic Response, is published in the journal Eurosurveillance.