pandemic

A human hand hovers over a field of wheat

UNSW engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment applications.

An Australian white ibis looks for food scraps in a rubbish bin

The coronavirus pandemic is a timely reminder that diseases can jump from animals to humans in our own backyard too, a UNSW virologist says.

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.

Parents argue while child covers ears

UNSW researchers seek workers helping people impacted by domestic and family violence for a study into how services are meeting community need during the coronavirus pandemic.

A woman window-shopping.

Australia has always been unwilling to consider changes to the Goods and Services Tax, but now, in the middle of a pandemic, we could celebrate the GST’s 20th birthday with changes – or even a GST holiday.

A man dressed in a suit reaching out to a green hand symbolising nature.

Businesses facing pressing issues like COVID-19 and climate change need to innovate, and so do business schools, say experts drawn from industry and research.

Healthcare workers

UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 in Sydney

A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.

The Museum of Human Disease

Online visitors can see how diseases – including past epidemics – affect real human organs.

Rent clothes

The rental market has disrupted the retail industry and will flourish in the long run despite COVID-19 setbacks, says UNSW consumer behaviour expert.

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