Highlights from the Media Centre

The identification of a genetic anomaly that caused the death of two unborn children; and new educational approaches to help prevent the onset of chronic pain. Here are some of the top stories from our Media Centre for March:

Rare genetic breakthrough for UniSA and SA Pathology team

Professor Hamish ScottProfessor Hamish Scott

An Adelaide couple’s struggle to start a family has resulted in the discovery of a new rare genetic disorder, diagnosed by specialists from UniSA's Centre for Cancer Biology and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

After losing two children before birth due to a lethal kidney condition, Associate Professor Christopher Barnett sent DNA samples to UniSA’s Professor Hamish Scott whose laboratory identified the genetic anomaly.

UniSA welcomes giant of the literary world

(L-R) Geoffrey Robertson QC and Tim Winton.(L-R) Geoffrey Robertson QC and Tim Winton.

UniSA will play host to acclaimed West Australian novelist Tim Winton this month.

The literary giant has been confirmed by UniSA’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for a public speaking engagement on 26 March.

The UniSA-based Hawke Centre will host the author, whose theme will be “contemporary manhood,” the subject of his latest book The Shepherd’s Hut – a story about solitude, unlikely friendship and the raw business of survival.

Earlier this month, the centre hosted high-profile human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC.

Sparking a revolution in pain care in regional NSW

Woman holding sore back.New laws to restrict access to pain medications in Australia may save lives, but they have left many long-term sufferers of chronic pain wondering how they will manage.

Researchers from UniSA believe a whole new approach; a veritable pain revolution, can provide a solution to this problem.

Pain Revolution is an innovative new strategy that applies cutting edge educational approaches to help prevent the onset of chronic pain and help to treat it.

A team from UniSA is setting up a network of local pain educators in rural Australia.