School of Medical Sciences

a doll of a small child stands on ground decorated with blue and pink male and female anatomical symbols

Around two in every 100 people have sex characteristics between the male-female binary definitions. Training for doctors and other health workers needs to reflect this.

Scientia PhD scholar Maria Lastra Cagigas working in the Cellular and Genetic Medicine Unit laboratory at UNSW

The discovery gives scientists new directions for future cancer research.

Peter Gunning

Professor Peter Gunning has been recognised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology for his research which potentially impacts a broad range of diseases including childhood and adult cancers.

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UNSW Sydney scientists are exploring the effects of microgravity – the condition where people or objects seem to be weightless – on mammalian cells.

a street with a 30kmh speed sign

The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.

Smiling older couple flexing muscles at the beach

Sure, everything might come down to sex – but not when strength training is concerned.

A man in exercise clothes holds his lower back

A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients – despite decades of studies on the topic.

A lightbox with message 'bye bye 2020' alongside two surgical masks

Christmas may not be cancelled, but it will certainly be different to any before, say leading COVID-19 experts.

A woman runs up an outdoor staircase

Short bursts of intense exercise – known as HIIT – could help you get back into shape by summer and stay that way, a UNSW Sydney exercise physiology researcher says.

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.

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