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Scientists Shine Light on Protein Linked to Fat Storage

In new research that may have implications for strategies fighting obesity and diabetes, UNSW scientists have uncovered the structure of a protein believed to...
battery

UNSW Powers up on Renewables with New Battery

UNSW Sydney has teamed up with TransGrid to install the first ever industrial-scale Tesla Powerpack battery on an Australian university campus as part of...
clean drinking water

Liquid Metal Discovery to Make Toxic Water Safe and Drinkable

UNSW and RMIT researchers have discovered a revolutionary and cheap way to make filters that can turn water contaminated with heavy metals into safe...
desalination plant

World-First Major Desalination Field Study Finds Minimal Marine Impact

The results of a world-first major study into the marine ecological impacts of a large-scale water desalination plant have been publicly released. The six-year study...
cane toadvideo

Scientists Crack Genetic Code of Cane Toad

A group of scientists from UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney, Deakin University, Portugal and Brazil have unlocked the DNA of the cane toad,...
heat-shock protein

Scientists Discover New Function of Heat-Shock Protein

An international research team has identified a new function of Hsp90, one of the most common and studied proteins in the human body. The...
Accelerometer

Accelerometer Breakthrough Makes Energy Savings a Piezo-Cake

Chemical engineering researchers from UNSW and RMIT have discovered a revolutionary way to bring down costs and save energy in the manufacture of accelerometers...
Reliable Energy

Two Ideas Bring Promise of Reliable Energy in the Outback

For remote communities across Australia, and potentially the world, the dream of a reliable electricity supply is getting tantalisingly close to becoming a reality. Funded...
Blood-borne cancer

Blood-Borne Cancer Detection Receives Gold-Plated Boost

UNSW researchers have discovered a new way to detect ultralow levels of microRNA in a blood sample which could make diagnosis of cancer and...
Cardiac Patches

Biomedical Engineer’s Determination to Perfect Cardiac Patches

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering researcher Dr Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina will use a Heart Foundation Future Leader fellowship she won this year which she will use...
silicon solar cell

Solar Research Key to Cheap, Renewable Energy for Nation

Australians will have greater access to cheap and sustainable renewable energy thanks to the research being undertaken at UNSW’s Solar Industrial Research Facility (SIRF),...
tsunamis

Prehistoric Mass Graves May Be Linked to Tsunamis

New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in...
silicon nanoparticles

Research Sheds New Light on Silicon Nanoparticles

New work by UNSW Canberra researchers on silicon nanoparticles could be the next step forward for technologies such as optical circuits and security barcodes. Associate...
lung cancer

Turbocharging Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer

A naturally occurring hormone could help make chemotherapy much more effective for many Australians with lung cancer, according to new findings from Sydney and...
Solar Cell Materialvideo

UNSW Team Lands New Efficiency Breakthrough for Emerging Solar Cell Material

UNSW solar energy researcher and Scientia Fellow Dr Xiaojing Hao and her team have achieved two energy efficiency world records for the solar cell material...
cancer

Breakthrough Could Impact Cancer, Ageing and Heart Disease

A team of Sydney scientists has made a ground-breaking discovery in telomere biology, with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart...
quantum computer chip

Tuning in to Quantum: Scientists Unlock Signal Frequency Control of Precision...

Australian scientists have achieved a new milestone in their approach to creating a quantum computer chip in silicon, demonstrating the ability to tune the...

Breakthrough Study Shows How HIV Is Shielded from Immune Attack

A UNSW study has shown for the first time how HIV hijacks a host molecule to strengthen its protective shell and shield itself from attack. The findings...
global warming

Global Warming May Be Twice What Climate Models Predict

Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six metres or more even...
koalas

Australian Scientists Crack the Genetic Code of Koalas

A team of Australian and international scientists – including UNSW Sydney Professor Marc Wilkins – have made a significant breakthrough, successfully sequencing the full koala...