For their outstanding research on gene function in the brain, climate change, probability and cardiovascular disease, four UNSW scientists have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science medals.


UNSW Medicine Acting Dean Anthony Kelleher and Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Photo: Quentin Jones

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has visited UNSW Sydney to announce more support for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers.


A.L.I.C.E. has been developed to educate students and staff about cyber security.

A team from across UNSW has used a 1980s retro-style arcade game to develop an app that educates students about cyber security.


Professor Minoti Apte. Photo: Cancer Institute NSW

The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Australia’s peak body for the disease, has awarded a second grant to UNSW's Professor Minoti Apte.


Joel Adler's Otto Lounge. Photo: Terence-Kent Ow

A light-weight sofa that transforms into an eight-seater dining table is among the exhibits from more than 40 students at this year's Industrial Design graduation exhibtion, 'Prismatic'.


Members and supporters of the Capsid Constructors team celebrate their victory. Photo: Supplied

A student-designed DNA scaffolding nanostructure that provides new insights into self-assembling biological systems has taken out the grand prize at Harvard University’s annual biomolecular design competition.


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If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found.

An international study involving UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital researchers has led to the first approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a devastating genetic disorder in babies.


UNSW Sustainability's battery recycling programme has been named as a finalist for the 2017 Australasian Green Gown Awards.

How do you tackle the problem when you discover that your University's waste contains hundreds of kilos of batteries that could be recycled? That was the question facing UNSW Sustainability. With the installation of over 50 battery recycling stations across UNSW's Sydney campus, the battery recycling program has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Green Gown Awards. With the help of volunteers and mail room staff, and partner MRI e-cycle solutions, UNSW now recycles more batteries every year than the City of Sydney. Watch to find out how we do it.


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Australian motorists are rejecting electric cars due to a lack of recharging infrastructure, write Graciela Metternicht and Danielle Drozdzewski.


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A study led by UNSW researchers offers some promise that a drug called NMN could prevent obesity in children from overweight mothers.


Dr Alice Gorman and Professor Ian Jacobs.

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.