Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, has launched the Australian Centre for Nanomedicine at UNSW - the first research centre of its kind in the nation.
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.
UNSW has joined forces with leading hospitals and medical research bodies to form one of Australia's biggest advanced treatment and research centres.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was joined by NSW Premier Kristina Keneally to officially open the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW.
Researchers from UNSW and the Children's Cancer Institute Australia have developed a new approach to the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), one of the most aggressive forms of the disease.
Seven UNSW academics have been given awards in this year's Australia Day honours list.