Kirby Institute

Inside a lab at the Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute and the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney receive grants from the highly competitive Medical Research Future Fund.

cloth masks on a clothesline

A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney recommends daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

UNSW Library Lawn and building

UNSW Sydney researchers have secured $5.8 million for six projects that will improve Australian public health services.

Surfer wearing a mask

A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.

NSP Survey

The latest report by the Australian Needle Syringe Program (NSP) Survey marks 25 years of significant research conducted in partnership with a marginalised community, and reveals the key trends of the last decades.

Woman wearing a face mask walks over a pedestrian crossing in quiet CBD street

UNSW Sydney experts explain the epidemiology definitions you should know before tuning in to another COVID-19 press update – and the ones Australia needs to work on. 

woman wearing cloth mask

A few simple pointers can help you spot a quality mask from a dud.

bottles filled with human breast milk

A new study has confirmed what researchers already suspected to be the case: heat inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in human milk.

man coughing and spreading germs

The more layers the better is the advice when it comes to using a home-made mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Sydney Opera House deserted

With COVID-19 spreading in Sydney's southwest, can New South Wales avoid a return to lockdown and a similar scenario to Victoria's second wave? The answer depends on whether there is community spread.

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