Research

UNSW Medicine's thematic approach to research draws on the strengths of UNSW Medicine as well as internal and external partners to achieve significant breakthroughs in crucial areas of healthcare.

Infectious Disease, Immunity and Inflammation

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    Indigenous Australians’ vaccination rates too low and not improving

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    We need urgent action to reverse declining targeted flu and pneumococcal vaccination rates among adult Indigenous Australians, according to a new UNSW study. The study – published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health – found that adult Indigenous Australians’ vaccination...

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    UNSW researchers elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

    Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Eight UNSW Sydney and UNSW-affiliated researchers have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The researchers were among 40 new Fellows, including 19 women, announced today at the Academy’s fifth annual meeting in Perth. The new Fellows were...

  • Image - Novel biosensor created by UNSW Sydney researchers

    Novel biosensor created by UNSW Sydney researchers

    Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    Using single-molecule fluorescence imaging, UNSW Medicine researchers have developed a biosensor to track dynamic protein-protein interactions in real-time between the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its host. This sensor can measure the intimate interactions of host proteins with the HIV-1...

  • UNSW researchers have secured $47 million for 31 world-leading projects in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council funding round.

    UNSW in top three Australian universities for latest NHMRC funding

    Friday, 30 August 2019

    UNSW researchers have secured $47 million for 31 world-leading projects in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council funding round. Projects to treat and prevent HIV, reduce the impact of sepsis in critically ill patients, and improve universal child health are some of the major UNSW...

  • UNSW Sydney has secured $8.3 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) Hub grants for 2019.

    UNSW Sydney tops ARC Research Hub grants

    Monday, 19 August 2019

    More than $8 million worth of ARC grants have been awarded to two UNSW projects that will involve research into the major global challenges of antibiotic resistance and recyclable waste. UNSW Sydney has secured $8.3 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research...

  • Professor Rebecca Guy and Dr Angelica Merlot have been named NSW Tall Poppies for excellence in scientific research and science communication.

    UNSW medical researchers named 2019 Tall Poppies

    Thursday, 15 August 2019

    Leading UNSW academics have won 2019 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for their work in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Two leading UNSW medical researchers have been recognised in the 2019 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. UNSW’s...