Professor Raina MacIntyre

Global pandemic concept of coronavirus

UNSW Sydney celebrates seven finalists heralded in the ‘Oscars of science’.

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If you’re not sure whether wearing a face mask is worth it, or you need to wear a mask but are unsure which type, new research should help you decide.

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UNSW research that simulates a smallpox pandemic and its global implications is among the first studies published in the new open access journal Global Biosecurity.

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The ease of creating a smallpox-like virus, and the growing number of vulnerable people with weakened immune systems, present challenges for emergency response planners, researchers have warned.

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There are still many unanswered questions about how the MERS coronavirus is spread in Saudi Arabia, but health systems in all countries should have triage systems to identify travel-related infections.

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Professor Raina MacIntyre is on the front line of the fight against emerging bio-threats. She warns biosecurity breaches could be as catastrophic as nuclear war.

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Financially punishing parents who refuse vaccinations for their children may not be an effective public health strategy, writes Raina Macintyre.

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As West Africa’s Ebola outbreak claims more lives, two UNSW public health students are providing much needed practical support from Australia.

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UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.

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Three UNSW research teams have received fast-tracked funding to study the evolving threat of swine flu.

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