Microscopic images of the monkeypox virus

Monkeypox is a large DNA virus belonging to the orthopoxvirus family. Photo: Shutterstock

Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.

Holly Seale

"The Glossary and training sessions run by Holly were vital in efforts to control the pandemic last year.” Photo: Prudence Upton.

Associate Professor Holly Seale has been recognised for her contribution to public health in developing a COVID-19 vaccination glossary and training program targeting people from diverse backgrounds.

A split picture showing authors Akuch Kuol Anyieth and Eda Gunaydin

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These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.

Whether it be as a para-athlete or pursuing an education, recent World Cup winner Jamieson Leeson faces the same balancing act as any other elite athlete at UNSW.

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws and Dr Kerry Chant, recognised for their contribution to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, are among members of the UNSW community to be honoured.

With interest rates rising and house prices dropping in some cities, are potential first-home buyers getting closer to making that purchase?

ostentatious man in a limousine holds out a glass of red wine

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Tax advisers are more likely to act as 'tax exploiters' for wealthy clients but 'tax enforcers' for the rest of us.

a frog floats near water plants with legs outstretched

A dead Peron’s tree frog (Litoria peronii). Photo: Ken Griffiths, author provided

Thousands of sick and dead frogs are turning up around Australia. If you see one, let these scientists know.

Attila Brungs stands near information panels about animals and the desert

UNSW Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Attila Brungs (far left) opened the Talpero Lookout interpretation area on Saturday. Photo: Doug Gimesy

The initiative features work underway through the Wild Deserts consortium between UNSW and Ecological Horizons with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Professor Pall Thordarson reaches for lab equipment.

"This investment is crucial to our shared vision to advance NSW as a global leader in the RNA ecosystem,” Prof. Pall Thordarson said. Photo: UNSW

RNA science has significant potential to treat cancer genetic and autoimmune diseases – making critical contributions toward advancing human health.  

UNSW's latest high-performance solar-powered car, designed and built by students, is now on track for an incredible Guinness World Record attempt.

Factory smoke at sunset

As the global energy crisis begins to hit Australia's markets, what can we expect to come next? Photo: Vitaly Vlasov / Pexels

As Australia slides into an energy crisis, UNSW Business School’s Katja Ignatieva explains what customers – and markets – can expect to come next. 

Hand holding an Australian passport

The passport has an ancient lineage and is mentioned in the Bible. Photo: Shutterstock.

The cost of the Australian biometric passport and the rigour involved in obtaining one can be traced to our participation in an international passport system that evolved over the last century.