Dr Mandy Hagstrom, an exercise physiologist at the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW takes you through five exercises you can do at home without needing any gym equipment.
Australia's unexpected move to nuclear submarines and the AUKUS alliance raises challenges with China and cost blowouts, say UNSW experts on defence and international relations.
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Under a new code, rural landholders in NSW will be allowed to clear up to 25 metres of land outside their property boundary. This will be devastating for the wildlife that live or migrate there.
Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.
As Australia edges closer to vaccination rollout targets needed to open international borders, big businesses have been stepping up. But is it their role to speed up a government plan?
UNSW has been awarded NHMRC funding to establish three new research centres for vascular dementia, the mitigation of airborne threats, and research into the impact of food systems on our health and environment.
An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.
So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.
Taxing super profits sounds like a a good idea, but it’s hard to get right and there might be better ways to get more company tax.
Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?
A ‘storm squad’ of volunteers are collecting seagrass fragments used to rehabilitate endangered Posidonia.
The Morrison government says existing laws already provide a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment, but these don’t go far enough.
State police have accessed QR code check-in data on at least six occasions, for investigations unrelated to the pandemic.
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Viral fossils buried in DNA may protect against future virus infections, a new marsupial study suggests.
‘Tele Stroke’ puts a Sydney stroke specialist in the emergency department of a rural hospital to give patients vital early assistance.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach, either.
This is the first large-scale study to measure the academic outcomes of children hospitalised with a chronic condition.
Strip away the sexy marketing and what you have is just another digital platform shifting legal responsibilities and risks.
Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.
A UNSW psychology researcher is behind neurocognitive testing recommendations that will help assess long COVID patients.
The second wave of COVID-19 in New South Wales highlights concerns for the unvaccinated and those with multiple risk factors - particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.
It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.
Professor Peter Gunning has been recognised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology for his research which potentially impacts a broad range of diseases including childhood and adult cancers.
A major new piece of research reports on the results of one of the largest dietary intervention studies ever conducted.
An ‘orderly departure program’ similar to the one set up after the Vietnam War could offer a vital pathway out of Afghanistan for refugees over the next several years.
After more than a century, locally extinct bandicoots have returned to Sturt National Park. The nationally threatened species – known by local Aboriginal people as ‘talpero’ – once ranged across inland Australia. Now, a founding population of talpero have been reintroduced to the area by the team at Wild Deserts, a collaboration led by UNSW Sydney ecologists and Ecological Horizons with the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Read the full story
Now the dust has settled on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, some of UNSW’s Olympians reflect on the experience of the most unusual Games ever.
Beyond fighting pandemics with mRNA vaccines, there is significant potential to treat cancer, genetic and autoimmune diseases.
Australia plans to begin relaxing restrictions once 70% of over-16s are fully vaccinated. But as Israel shows us, it’s likely not enough to reach herd immunity, especially with the Delta variant.
A UNSW expert on post-traumatic stress and anxiety explains why this year’s lockdown is affecting everyone – and especially vulnerable groups – differently.
Findings from UNSW research highlight different age groups urgently need targeted mental health responses.
In this video, watch how the SARS-CoV-2 virus takes over cells by ‘melting’ them into each other.
Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Kirby Institute have developed cells that allow them to test the effect of SARS-CoV-2 faster than anywhere else in the world.
The team, led by Associate Professor Stuart Turville, use these genetically “supercharged” cells to quickly understand the dynamics of different variants of the virus, to test their ability to evade vaccines, and to inform the public health response in real time.
The scientists have now shared microscopic footage of the process – in their incredible video, you can see the healthy supercharged cells being taken over by the SARS-CoV-2 virus over a 20-hour period.
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