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Calling all childhood cancer survivors and their parents! Would you like to share your experiences coping through #COVID_19? This important study looks at the impact of #coronavirus on survivors. Let's make sure Australian families are well represented! 🇦🇺https://is.gd/COVIDandSurvivors

South Western Sydney has some excellent robotic surgery training facilities and recently our fantastic final year Medicine students have been exploring their aptitude for surgical training using part of the curriculum on the Mimic robotic surgery simulator at Liverpool #swsydunsw

GRANT: Less than 2 weeks until the deadline for our #ECR seed #grants.

Up to $25,000 over 6 months to progress the Cancer BIG Ideas: https://bit.ly/CancerBIGideas

The Chief Investigator must be an employee or affiliate of @UNSWMedicine. Apply now: https://bit.ly/2zpRvcY

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11.05.2020

Benefits of music therapy is backed by research

We’ve all experienced music’s ability to influence our mood but growing research shows that the benefits are more far-reaching. From helping to ease anxiety in dementia patients, positively impacting behaviours for at-risk youth and adult offenders, and helping women undergoing gyneacological and fertility treatment, music therapy in the clinical setting is on the rise. As…

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05.05.2020

A t-shirt that monitors your breathing? It’s not science fiction

 Associate Professors Gaetano Gargiulo and Paul Breen examining new Saiiv technology developed at Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development   Imagine a t-shirt that can monitor your breathing, your heart rate, your temperature, even your unborn baby’s kicks and heartbeat. While it may sound like something from a sci-fi film, researchers…

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13.04.2020

Hope, resilience and spirituality: the other side of trauma care

Faced with life-changing adversity, some people cope extremely well. Unfortunately, many others, who are faced with the same (or similar) challenges, struggle as stress, anxiety and depression set in. The question that inevitably arises is: why? Why does one person cope, while another flounders? And what adaptive responses do they utilise that make the difference?…

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24.03.2020

Australian researchers work to eradicate Tuberculosis

In 2015, there were 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and 1.8 million deaths from the disease. And no… that’s not a typo. To further emphasise just how deadly the disease actually is: tuberculosis continues to kill around 4,000 people globally each day. No, that’s not a typo either…. that’s 4,000 people every day!…

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17.03.2020

Tackling childhood obesity in South West Sydney

Jaryd (not his real name) is 11 years old and weighs 187kg. Aiya (not her real name) is two and has symptoms of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. They are only two of the 44,000 children and young people (CYP) living in South West Sydney who are obese. For these CYP, childhood is often tainted…

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