Bionic ear delivers DNA to regrow auditory nerve cellsBy UNSWTV
The next generation of bionic ear technology is a step closer to reality, with researchers at UNSW Australia using the cochlear implant itself to deliver DNA to stimulate the regrowth of auditory nerve cells.
Roam: Mini oxygen tank for kidsBy UNSWTV
Children with respiratory problems until now have been faced with dragging around a large and unwieldy oxygen tank. But a new award-winning innovation by an Australian design student will change all that. Roam is a lightweight oxygen cylinder that was developed for a design project at UNSW Australia. It has since won two international design awards and received seed funding to get it into production.
Chemo hope for cancer kidsBy UNSWTV
Children with a particularly lethal cancer could benefit from potentially life-saving treatment, following breakthrough work led by researchers at UNSW Australia.
Home is where the health isBy UNSWTV
A report by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has shown how providing stable housing for people with mental illness has reduced NSW hospitalisation rates by over 80% and saved $30 million in hospital costs.
Help the diasadvantaged quit smoking - Talking Point with Prof Robyn RichmondBy UNSWTV
Australians at high risk of smoking, such as the mentally ill and prisoners are successful in giving up the habit if they’re supported in complying with treatment regimes according to UNSW's Professor Robyn Richmond.
Setting a course for virtual medicineBy UNSWTV
The virtual medical classroom has come alive with the launch of Smart Sparrow, adaptive e-learning technology developed at UNSW that takes the patient - and the teacher - to the student.
Life CycleBy UNSWTV
Rick Christie, cancer survivor and founder of Ride for Life, has committed to giving The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre at UNSW around $50,000 per year for the next five years.
Flaws in their thinking? Stem Cells in Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges (Excerpt)By UNSWTV
Dr Bernadette Tobin argues that the challenges for stem cell research are derived from flaws in the thinking of both researchers and would-be patients.