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28 April 14

UNSW and Harvard professor David Sinclair has been named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and "the geneticist who is making age reversal real".

Dr Yi Y. Liu, UNSW
24 April 14

A study published in Nature reveals the widespread decline in greenness and water content in Central Africa's rainforests.

24 April 14

Scientia Professor of Physics Michelle Simmons has joined the likes of Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Alexander Graham Bell as an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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24 April 14

Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, successfully regrowing auditory nerves.

24 April 14

Scientists are a step closer to discovering what determines the sex of Australia’s iconic platypus and echidna, after an international study unravelled new genes contained on mammalian Y chromosomes.

24 April 14

UNSW’s first MOOC to be offered via the education platform Coursera – Introduction to Systems Engineering – goes live on 28 April and more than 20,000 students have already enrolled.

24 April 14

Some Australian clothing brands have signed a new initiative to improve conditions in Bangladeshi factories, while other brands are conspicuously absent, writes Justine Nolan.

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24 April 14

Deregulating student fees and providing more choice through private providers have the potential to transform our higher education sector, which is being strangled by a lack of funding and diversity, writes UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer. 

23 April 14

There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older patients.

23 April 14

Drivers for legalising cannabis are more likely to be political and based on public opinion, rather than econimic arguements, write Marian Shanahan and Alison Ritter.