UNSW Medicine


UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on how cancers develop in the human body.


We have developed a stem cell technique capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease or ageing, write John Pimanda, Ralph Mobbs and Vashe Chandrakanthan.


Mental health treatment for the 135,000 people in New South Wales living with an intellectual disability is set to improve, thanks to a world-first manual to guide mental health professionals.

stem cells

Australia needs to develop new and better mechanisms to translate stem cell research into effective therapies, write Martin Pera, Megan Munsie and Richard P Harvey.


NSW’s first full undergraduate medical degree in a regional centre will be offered in Port Macquarie next year, the University announced today.


Balancing motherhood and academia is set to become a little easier for women in UNSW Medicine, thanks to a new scholarship named in honour of NSW Woman of the Year Professor Minoti Apte.


'Tough on drugs' approaches to getting troubled young people off methamphetamine and ice don’t work writes Sally Nathan, Andrew Hayen Patrick Rawstorne and Ranmalie Jayasinha.


The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. 

Cannabis seeds

Some of the greatest harms from using illicit drugs stem from their illegality, write Nicole Lee and Alison Ritter.


Scientific uncertainty around the 2014 Ebola outbreak forced Australian healthcare workers to decide for themselves the risks they were prepared to take to treat patients, UNSW research shows.