UNSW Science

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The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing has been awarded to Dr Alice Gorman for her essay on the ancient and modern story of Woomera and the Nullabor Plain.

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UNSW scientists Michelle Simmons and Peter Macdonald are finalists for the NSW Australian of the Year Award.

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UNSW scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles – an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours.

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UNSW student Ned Hanigan is relishing being part of the Wallabies' spring tour to Japan and the UK less than a week after being named Rookie of the Year at the Rugby Australia Awards.

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A major study of dingo DNA has revealed the animals most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves – a find with significant implications for their conservation.

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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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