Health

social distancing

Test, trace, maintain social distance, and keep travel bans and quarantines in place. These measures will help Australia keep the coronavirus in check as we gradually emerge from lockdown hibernation.

Social isolation

A new study will assess the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health of thousands of people – from the womb to old age.

Shop closed for business

As states slowly start to lift some restrictions on social distancing, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws from UNSW Medicine says that we should not become complacent and recommends a staggered approach to easing further restrictions.

Crowd of people wearing face masks

UNSW Sydney’s Professor Mary-Louise McLaws says that rushing to lift restrictions could be catastrophic.

IVF

For the first time, a study – led by UNSW Medicine – has estimated a woman’s chances of having a second IVF baby.

Genome testing

A UNSW Sydney researcher has received funding from the Medical Research Futures Fund to investigate genomic testing in unborn babies.  

Stuart Turville in the Kirby Institute’s Glendonbrook laboratories

At a high-security lab at UNSW Sydney, scientists are working around the clock to develop treatments and therapies to manage COVID-19. Here’s what their days look like.

Ventilators

A partnership between UNSW Sydney and NSW Health will provide back-up ventilator capacity by collecting ventilators from non-hospital sources and preparing them for clinical use.

sad anxious woman

Is it safe to nip out for milk? Should I download the COVIDSafe app? Is it OK to wear my pyjamas in a Zoom meeting? All these extra decisions are taking their toll.

Jason Kovacic

Professor Jason Kovacic has received a $2.5m cardiovascular research leadership grant which will see him relocate to UNSW Sydney and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

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