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The academy has elected 40 new fellows, including eight from UNSW Sydney.

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This World Mental Health Day, UNSW is highlighting the ways its researchers and students are working towards improving mental health for people all over the world.

Ita Buttrose

Seven finalists have been recognised in the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize for their contributions to improving mental health and wellbeing across Australia. 

Mucinous ovarian cancer cells

UNSW medical researchers have shown how a biomarker could help doctors more accurately diagnose one of the rarest types of ovarian cancer.

Vlado Perkovic

The former Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Vlado Perkovic, starts as UNSW’s new Dean of Medicine today.

Lung organoid

UNSW researchers are leading a revolutionary approach to managing treatment of cystic fibrosis using patients’ derived lung and gut mini-organs or ‘avatars’ to test how they will respond to the latest drugs.

UNSW PhD candidate Hossein Tavassoli is exploring ways to repair damaged hearts using nanotechnology.

Professor Deborah Lupton

Professor Deborah Lupton will ask how digital development can help millions of people live healthier, longer lives. 

male chest

How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.

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