In a world-first breakthrough, UNSW medical researchers have used a simple contact lens coated with stem cells to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.
Professor Philip Hogg has been awarded this year's Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher, for his breakthrough discoveries in cancer treatment.
Sufferers of sleep apnoea experience similar changes in brain biochemistry to people who have had a severe stroke or who are dying, UNSW research has found.
Face masks are a cheap, effective public health "frontline" against epidemics such as swine flu, UNSW infectious disease expert Professor Raina MacIntyre says.
UNSW has received a grant of more than $18m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a research project with the potential to extend drug therapy to millions of HIV-affected people worldwide.
Up to 70 percent of hepatitis C patients could be cured if they seek early treatment, an international study coordinated by UNSW researchers has found.
Some 350 children die needlessly each year in Australia as a result of accidents - most of which are preventable, UNSW injury risk researcher Professor Paul Barach argues.
Could a system that 'caps and trades' medical errors - similar to an emissions trading scheme - improve patient safety in our hospitals?
One of the most comprehensive public collections of human pathology anywhere in the world - the Museum of Human Disease at UNSW - has opened its doors to the general public.
One of the most comprehensive public collections of human pathology anywhere in the world - the Museum of Human Disease at UNSW - is opening its doors to greater access for the general public.