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The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.
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Shining a light on gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes is the most common pregnancy condition - so why is it not more widely discussed?
The (renewable) power of exercise
Imagine charging your phone by going for a run. That’s the concept behind Dr Fatemeh Mokhtari’s project intertwining renewable energy, tech and activewear.
Can we rewire the nervous system to fight MND?
Approximately 2,100 Australians are currently living with motor neurone disease (MND), a devastating neurodegenerative disease.
UOW medical students give back
A team of UOW students have been working to help their adopted community in the wake of disaster
Meet the UOW researchers broadening the scope of mental health research
Associate Professor Kelly Newell and Dr Katrina Green are dedicated to understanding the differences between the brains of people with and without mental illnesses.
How to choose milk for yourself and the environment
The acceptance of alternative milk in Australia is booming, with plant-based products equating seven per cent of milk consumed and the industry worth around $230 million in 2020.