School of Medical Sciences

Myths and conspiracies surround COVID-19

Myths and conspiracies surround COVID-19 – so, how can scientists cut through the misinformation? A UNSW Sydney medical scientist explains.

Stuart Turville in the Kirby Institute’s Glendonbrook laboratories

At a high-security lab at UNSW Sydney, scientists are working around the clock to develop treatments and therapies to manage COVID-19. Here’s what their days look like.

Alberto Ospina Stella in the Kirby Institute’s PC3 containment lab

Investigating the virus’ lifespan, creating safe virus lookalikes, and studying immunotherapy solutions are just some of the collaborative research projects happening in a high-level containment lab at UNSW Medicine’s Kirby Institute.

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Breakthrough cellular genomics technology has allowed Garvan and UNSW Sydney researchers to reveal genetic mutations causing rogue behaviour in the cells at the root of autoimmune disease.

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UNSW Medicine alumna Elizabeth de Somer has been appointed CEO of Medicines Australia, the country’s peak body representing the innovative medicine industry.

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From ward rounds to sellout crowds, UNSW medical student Sophie Payten strikes the perfect chord.

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Dust particles in the air may be more harmful to asthmatics than soot from one of Australia's main roadways, UNSW research shows.

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A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, it also reduces their appetite for novel foods and a balanced diet, UNSW research shows.

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We are about to be hit with a “tsunami” of changes caused by radical developments in anti-ageing technologies, predicts UNSW Professor David Sinclair, who’s been recognised with a major national research medal. 

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Australia’s first interactive app showcasing more than 1000 human diseases is changing the way students study medicine.

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