Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.
A young African doctor is studying at UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research to help fight the virus in her homeland.
High court judge, Justice Michael Kirby, will convene a high-level forum on the future of HIV/AIDS this week.
UNSW has been awarded the largest Australian grant in its history, receiving $17.7 million in funding to advance understanding of HIV and hepatitis C.
The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr Antonio-Maria Costa, has given an address at UNSW, suggesting that the world drug problem is being contained.
UNSW has been awarded almost seven million dollars in funding for cancer research from the NSW government. UNSW was awarded more than any other institution in the state.
A team of researchers, led by academics from UNSW and St Vincent's Hospital, have made a discovery that transforms our understanding of genetic diseases.
Ninety percent of Australian cannabis users over the age of 14 report using alcohol at the same time, despite serious risks in combining the two drugs, according to a review by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.