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Praveen Indraratna, PhD candidate in the Prince of Wales Clinical School, has won the PhD Category for the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network’s The HEART Pitch 2021...

Published: 2 December 2021
Image -  Panic attacks tackled in one-week intensive online therapy

A study by UNSW researchers is evaluating a short, online-based therapy that holds great promise for people who suffer from panic disorder.

Published: 23 January 2019
Image - Professor David Cooper AO Memorial Service and Symposium

You are invited to the public memorial service for Professor David Cooper AO, 1949 - 2018

To celebrate the life and work of a global leader in HIV research and clinical...

Published: 15 May 2018
Image - Research Runtime: Opportunity for collaboration; Speed networking for researchers and clinicians

Created as an opportunity to explore collaborations between researchers and clinicians, the inaugural Research Runtime was recently hosted by UNSW Medicine and brought staff...

Published: 24 April 2018

Call for abstracts – UNSW Medicine Learning & Teaching forum

Medicine’s 2017 Learning & Teaching forum will be held on Friday 1 December from 9am to 2 pm in WW G02 Wallace...

Published: 3 November 2017
Image - Eminent UNSW science leaders recognised as ATSE Fellows

Top UNSW biomedical engineering professor Laura Poole-Warren and genomic medicine pioneer John Mattick and have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy...

Published: 12 October 2017

UNSW researchers will gain new insights in their work to stop the spread of ovarian cancer with grants from the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.


Published: 6 October 2017
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Five young UNSW researchers have won prestigious NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, recognising their commitment to science and their drive to communicate.




Published: 17 August 2017
Image - Poor mental health could lead to unnecessary nasal surgery

Patients electing for rhinoplasty may overestimate the seriousness of their condition due to underlying poor mental health or self-esteem, a UNSW study finds.

A total of 495 patients with...

Published: 21 July 2017
Image - We inherit more than DNA: the extra blueprint layer we can’t live without

A new research study published today in Science has provided compelling evidence that we inherit more than DNA from our parents.


Published: 14 July 2017
Image - Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol

"Tumour-trained" immune cells – which have the potential to kill cancer cells – have been seen moving from one tumour to another for the first time.

The new findings, which were uncovered...

Published: 17 May 2017
Image - Proteins on the loose: research confirms the basis of a debilitating childhood disease

Australian scientists have shown, for the first time, that a family of untethered proteins builds up in the cells of children with a rare and serious genetic condition known as mevalonate kinase...

Published: 11 May 2017
Image - Investigating stem cell transplant treatments for MS

Dr Jennifer Massey has been awarded a PhD scholarship to investigate the developing field of autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) in multiple sclerosis (MS).

The UNSW-St...

Published: 24 April 2017
Image - Breast cancer researcher awarded funding with a long-term vision

UNSW-St Vincent’s Clinical School Conjoint Associate Professor Elgene Lim has been awarded a new $10 million program funded by the...

Published: 30 March 2017
Image - Gene research gives new insight on pancreatic cancer

New research shows how invading pancreatic tumours rely on surrounding cells – called stromal cells − to “remodel” tissue for invasion.

Researchers are now using this new knowledge to...

Published: 29 March 2017
Image - From the sandpit to the playground: lessons beyond the syllabus

OPINION: Our daughter starts kindergarten on Monday. She is very excited, but she also understands that things will be different – no longer one of the bigger fish in her preschool, she will have...

Published: 29 January 2017
Image - Physical health ignored in people with mental illness

OPINION: Australians with serious mental illness are living on average for 10-32 years less than the...

Published: 19 January 2017

Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an...

Published: 8 June 2016
Image - UNSW scientist the only Australian elected as a 2016 Fellow of the Royal Society

UNSW Professor Richard P Harvey has joined scientific luminaries Einstein, Newton, Florey and Hawking as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest continuously operating academy of science in the...

Published: 6 May 2016
Image - Major funding boost in the search for type 1 diabetes cure

Garvan Institute immunologist and UNSW Conjoint Professor Shane Grey and collaborators have been awarded $3.3 million to continue their innovative research into islet transplantation therapy as a...

Published: 23 September 2015