Health

Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics Deputy Director Dr Helen Speirs

We discover how DNA sequencing machines read genomes with the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics Deputy Director Dr Helen Speirs at UNSW Sydney.

Too easy for under-18s to buy alcohol online

Tougher laws for online alcohol sales are needed to prevent under-18s and people with an alcohol dependency from buying liquor at the touch of a button, UNSW public health researchers say.

Face mask

Q&A with Professor Mary-Louise McLaws from UNSW Medicine about COVID-19 and how it compares to SARS and when we can expect a vaccine.

Young man sitting in windowsill

NDARC have released a report finding most GHB related deaths in Australia could have been prevented through simple harm reduction knowledge.

Kirby Institute report into youth involved in the justice system

The Kirby Institute have released a new report that highlights the need for policy and practice in Australia to be more responsive to justice-involved youth.

Intellectual disability healthcare

Professor Julian Trollor, who exposed the gaps in healthcare for people with intellectual disability, is giving evidence to a Royal Commission. 

two young boys

It starts with recognising your child needs support. Then, you have to prove they are eligible for it. Finally, you have to find the appropriate support. There's help available along the way.

plague doctor

The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.

Immune cell

Breakthrough cellular genomics technology has allowed Garvan and UNSW Sydney researchers to reveal genetic mutations causing rogue behaviour in the cells at the root of autoimmune disease.

Pregnant woman

A UNSW researcher explores the biology of infertility, and explains how a recent study in mice contributes to our understanding of reproductive ageing, with the aim of improving IVF success rates in humans.

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