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human brain

Neuroscientist Discovers Hidden Region in the Human Brain

World-renowned cartographer of the brain, Scientia Professor George Paxinos, Conjoint Professor at UNSW, has discovered a hidden region of the human brain. The region...
Aluminium-Ion Batteries

Best Hope yet for Aluminium-Ion Batteries

UNSW Sydney’s Dr Dong Jun Kim has led a team of researchers to show rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries are a possibility with a future in...
climate change

Tropical Tree Mortality: New Study Reveals Why Trees Die

Scientists have shed light on tropical tree deaths – with results predicted to have important implications for managing forest biodiversity. A study by scientists at...
Quantum computing

Quantum Computing at Scale: Australian Scientists Achieve Compact, Sensitive Qubit Readout

Professor Michelle Simmons’ team at UNSW Sydney has demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms – a...
genetic analysis

UNSW Scientists to Analyse 15,000 DNA Samples from Landmark Aspirin Trial

UNSW Sydney scientists are part of a collaboration to pioneer detailed research into genetic factors that contribute to good health or disease in the...
astronomical instrument

New Instrument Joins the Hunt for Earth-Like Planets

A ground-breaking $3.8 million instrument, used by astronomers to discover and study Earth-like planets, has been launched by a team from UNSW Sydney, The...
high carb diets

Fruit Fly Study Challenges Theories on Evolution and High Carb Diets

A single mitochondrial DNA mutation common in animals could play a role in obesity and other health problems associated with a diet high in...
integrated quantum chipvideo

Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible

Two fundamental quantum techniques have been combined by a UNSW team in a integrated silicon chip for the first time, confirming the promise of...
Climate Change

Climate Change the Likely Killer of Australian Marsupial Lion

The extinction of one of Australia’s top predators, Thylacoleo carnifex – aka the marsupial lion – was likely a result of changing weather patterns and loss...
Climate Change

Larval Fish Database to Show Effects of Climate Change on Fisheries

A new larval fish database collated over the last 30 years will be used to measure marine ecosystem state and change as well as seasonal...

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...