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  • Exercising before prostate surgery helps recovery
    Posted in: 2016, WA

    Favil Singh has a simple prescription for patients about to undergo surgery for prostate cancer—exercise. His research has shown that a regular dose of physical activity in the lead up to surgery helps patients recover faster, and spend less time in hospital. “This is the first time we’ve been able to demonstrate the benefits of…

  • Immune boost for cancer patients with HIV
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    Cancer is the leading cause of death among people with HIV and yet cancer treatment can be risky as their immune system is already compromised. Now, a new class of drugs developed at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales is providing hope – demonstrating it is effective in treating the cancer…

  • Patch to help hearts regrow
    Posted in: 2016, NSW

    A Sydney researcher is growing soft, flexible, conductive materials as a patch that could help repair the hearts of heart attack victims. “When someone has a heart attack, some of the cells in the heart die,” says Alex Patton from UNSW. “Current treatments manage the problems associated with this dead tissue. They offer mechanical support…