University of New South Wales

  • 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…

  • Filtering the blood to keep cancer in check
    Posted in: 2015, NSW

    A new diagnostic system used to detect cancer cells in small blood samples could next be turned towards filtering a patient’s entire system to remove those dangerous cells – like a dialysis machine for cancer – says an Australian researcher who helped develop the system. The technique was developed for cancer diagnosis, and is capable…