While public health efforts focus on programs to improve immunisation rates in infants, unvaccinated adults have been ignored, warn C Raina MacIntyre, Holly Seale and Robert Menzies.

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Sirius apartment block in Sydney.

Elizabeth Farrelly doesn't want to be one of the rich and powerful – she wants them to get out of the way and stop wrecking Sydney. 


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UNSW Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons has received a €100,000 international L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award at a ceremony in France, in recognition of her pioneering research in quantum physics.


Professor David Sinclair (front) and Dr Lindsay Wu (far left) with the UNSW research team. Photo: Britta Campion

UNSW and Harvard researchers have identified a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA – and it could mean big things for the future of anti-ageing drugs, childhood cancer survivors and even astronauts.

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With economic nationalism and isolationism on the rise, what would happen if America only bought American, Australia only bought Australian etc? Professor Tim Harcourt, J.W.Nevile Fellow in Economics at the UNSW Business School, explains.


Lucy Turnbull announced the Turnbull Foundation Women in Built Environment Scholarship at the AGSM @ UNSW Business School 40th anniversary celebrations at Sydney’s Circular Quay. Photo: Lisa Burns

Lucy Turnbull AO, Chair of the Greater Sydney Commission, has established a new UNSW scholarship aimed at increasing the number of women in leadership roles in the built environment industry.


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Building a second Sydney airport will be a demanding engineering project. But the real challenge will be one of governance, writes Robert Freestone.

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Professor Raina MacIntyre is on the front line of the fight against emerging bio-threats. She warns biosecurity breaches could be as catastrophic as nuclear war.


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UNSW has confirmed the appointment of Ann Mossop to the newly created position, Head of Strategic Events, to champion the critical place of universities in leading open and informed debate, connecting the best brains both in Australia and overseas.


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UNSW researchers have discovered that androgens in the brain play a crucial role in the development of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which could lead to new directions for finding a treatment. 

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A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans, writes Gary Truong.


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As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, Edgar Liu, Christina Ho and Hazel Easthope ask how we can build harmonious communities within apartment complexes.


Knee-replacement surgery patients who choose rehabilitation at home are no worse off than those who stay in hospital, a UNSW study has found. 


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Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life, write Gill Hubbard and Claire Wakefield.


Sandy the pure desert dingo at three weeks of age. Image: Barry Eggleton

A proposal by a UNSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition.



Too much control by HR departments in hospitals is leading to disengagement and burnout among staff and a delay in the introduction of improved standards for patient care.


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It may seem like a backward step, but a discovery by UNSW researchers that a new treatment for liver cancer encourages rather than reduces tumour growth provides valuable insight into the complex biology of cancer cells.


An amphibious blenny fish on Rarotonga: Credit: Chris Fulton ANU

Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga evolved the ability to survive out of water because it helped them escape predators in the ocean, new research shows.


How secure is Australia's food supply?

Food security isn't just an issue for developing countries; in Australia we've already experienced the perils of food shortages. UNSW Canberra's Dr Alec Thornton explains.

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UNSW student Lucy Qiu is heading to Hong Kong on a Wespac Asian Exchange Scholarship

Three UNSW students have been awarded prestigious Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Asian Exchange Scholarships, allowing them to study for up to a year at a leading Asian university.