Human trials have begun on a groundbreaking anti-cancer drug, developed at UNSW, with the power to shrink tumours and potentially provide an alternative to chemotherapy.
The world-record in solar cell efficiency, a new class of cancer drugs, and a low-energy system for irrigation have won three UNSW researchers Eureka prizes - Australia's most prestigious science awards.
UNSW Scientia Professor Martin Green has been named the New South Wales Scientist of the Year - leading a stellar performance by UNSW in the inaugural State awards for scientific excellence.
A UNSW researcher has developed a world-first test which will radically improve cancer management.
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.
Prominent businessman and philanthropist Mr Frank Lowy and family have agreed to donate $10 million towards the cost of a major new research facility on the UNSW campus.