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Pancreatic and brain cancer researcher Dr Angelica Merlot hopes her award will encourage more women to join the fight against deadly diseases.

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Scientists at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre say a new treatment approach for childhood cancer may also offer hope to adults with lung cancer.

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Eight years ago UNSW Honours student Shiloh Middlemiss was a plucky teenager battling cancer. Now she is searching for a cure for the very disease that almost killed her.

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Australian and US scientists have sequenced the first indigenous genomes, revealing southern Africans to be among the world's most genetically diverse people. The findings, reported in Nature, have major implications for the treatment of complex diseases.

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Seven UNSW academics have been given awards in this year's Australia Day honours list.