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Image - Young Tall Poppies stand up to the challenge of science communication

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

 

 

The...

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.

While...

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
Image - UNSW researchers win ticket to Nobel summit

A UNSW cardiologist and lung cancer researcher have been selected from a competitive field of Australian early career scientists to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting in...

Published: 18 June 2015
Image - Medicine, science and law lead UNSW's Queen’s Birthday honours

Scientists, medical researchers and lawyers are among UNSW staff and alumni recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday honours.

UNSW congratulates all its staff, alumni, advisers and...

Published: 9 June 2015
Image - Young researchers are missing out in science's survival of the fittest

OPINION: A person generally embarks on a career in research for altruistic reasons. There may be an instrinsic love for science and discovery, but this is often coupled with an equal desire to...

Published: 3 June 2015
Image - Research finds turbo-charging hormone can regrow the heart

Researchers have discovered a way to stimulate muscle regrowth in the heart of a mouse, opening up prospects of new treatments for the 55,000 Australians who experience a heart attack each year....

Published: 7 April 2015
Image - Landmark genetics study offers new hope for heart patients

A landmark genetics study published today offers new hope for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart progressively enlarges, resulting in cardiac failure.

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Published: 15 January 2015
Image - The heart that regenerates itself

A UNSW researcher based at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, in collaboration with colleagues at Emory University in the United States, have discovered that heart muscle cells retain...

Published: 12 May 2014
Associate Professor David Brown

UNSW researchers have already discovered a molecule that holds promise as a drug target for progressive MS, now they hope to put the research into practice. 

There are currently no...

Published: 6 March 2014

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