UNSW Medicine

human figurine with feet bound and mouth gagged

2020 may be a year many will want to forget, but it’s important we record our experiences during the pandemic for future generations and scholars.

Healthcare workers

Current advice for COVID-19 health workers is based on the assumption that droplets bearing the virus travel no further than 2 metres and do not remain in the air. The body of published evidence suggests otherwise.

T cell

An ultra-precise microscope that surpasses the limitations of Nobel Prize-winning super-resolution microscopy will let scientists directly measure distances between individual molecules.

Remote Australian community

Rapid testing for COVID-19 will deliver results on the spot for thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Covid-19

A world-first Australian study could help determine which existing treatments are protective against COVID-19.

asthma inhaler

We don't yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there's plenty asthmatics can do to minimise the impact of any viral infection.

COVID-19 around the world

UNSW Sydney's Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, who is an adviser to the World Health Organisation, says the world will never be the same again following the COVID-19 pandemic.

surgery room

Last month, Australia announced a pause on all elective surgeries. This could have mixed effects now and in the longer term.

Magnetic Particle Imaging

Imaging technology at UNSW Sydney will help researchers discover new methods to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of diseases.

healthcare workers in masks

Biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre says healthcare workers are concerned about dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment, and need to be aware of existing evidence to make an informed choice.

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