UNSW Science

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When UNSW's Jes Sammut helped to start a fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands, the hope was to improve the nutrition of the locals. As it turns out, the rewards are far greater, and provide a template for the greater undeveloped world.

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Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.

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Professor Kaarin Anstey will lead an innovative multi-disciplinary team addressing ageing when she joins UNSW and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) next year.

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Scientists around the globe are in a race to create, select, discover and cultivate heat-tolerant corals that will withstand the next 50 years of warming oceans, writes Emma Johnston.

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UNSW scientist Justin Gooding and a separate team from the Kirby Institute have been honoured with prestigious Eureka Prizes for efforts to support the next generation of researchers and combat the scourge of scabies.

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Daniel Mansfield and Norman Wildberger say a 3,700-year old Babylonian clay tablet is the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table.

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UNSW research should encourage schools and even nursing homes to consider adopting exercise routines to assist memory.

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Five young UNSW researchers will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community after winning NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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The discovery in the Pilbara of the oldest evidence of land-based life could help in the search for life on Mars.

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Through a program of individualised mentorship, Professor Justin Gooding has trained and developed an all-new breed of research leader in bionanotechnology and nanomedicine.

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