Scientia Professor Helen Christensen has received the James Cook Medal, with academics from Medicine & Health, Science and UNSW Canberra recognised with awards for research and scholarly excellence.

Australia is getting close to eliminating HIV transmission, but inequities in the delivery and uptake of prevention and treatment strategies remain.

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For World AIDS Day, Curtis Chan from the Kirby Institute talks through the findings of the PrEP Appeal Study. The research found that cost and access are the main barriers to more people using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

The PrEP Appeal Study surveyed more than 17,000 men who have sex with men and 1,200 transgender women across 16 countries in the Asia Pacific. The countries surveyed included Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Curtis Chan is a research associate and PhD student in HIV prevention at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. You can find him on TikTok @curtisxchan.

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There is a deep and complex history of feminist thought and activism around marriage. 

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Key themes at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) include technology and innovation, inclusion, frontline communities and finance. Photo: Getty Images/suken

A range of UNSW experts will be able to comment on key themes relating to COP28, which will be held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December. 

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The High Court judges unanimously held that a person must be released from immigration detention where there is no real prospect of them being deported in the foreseeable future.

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As human space travel increases, there is a need for better understanding of how spaceflight affects biological systems. Photo: Getty Images.

A UNSW Sydney researcher has been awarded a $1m grant by the US Air Force to investigate what happens to earthly life in reduced gravity.

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Scientia Professor Helen Christensen and Professor Alta Schutte have been awarded NHMRC Synergy Grants. Photo: UNSW.

Projects that will improve hypertension treatments and use AI to personalise mental health treatments have received NHMRC funding.

The project, spanning researchers across science and the humanities, looks at how ‘research assessment’ affects research in Australia.

Could teenagers get on with older people and vice versa? Turned out, they could. And both flourished.

Stunning pictures and captivating footage tell the full story about the quest to bring platypuses back to Royal National Park.

As Australia heads into summer with an El Niño, it’s important to understand and prepare for the health risks associated with extreme weather.

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The tiny remote community of Santa Teresa spent seven years fighting for compensation for poor public housing. Now that the High Court has ruled in their favour, what does it mean for other renters?