UNSW Health Sciences research explores the complexity of human biology and behaviour with an aim to mitigate disease, improve human health and increase social harmony. From exploring RNA-related treatments to neurodegenerative diseases via the UNSW RNA Institute, to exploring the mental health impacts of COVID lockdown, to the inner-workings of the brain around our visual capabilities, UNSW Health Sciences research has driven world-leading discovery.
Scientists will be able to detect cancer earlier from blood samples after advances were made in detecting microRNA molecules using gold-plated nanoparticles.
Innovative therapy for children with severe conduct issues promises profound benefits for families, schools and society at large.
A UNSW Sydney study has shown a clear link between mandatory helmet laws and a drastic reduction in cycling fatalities.
UNSW research has helped commercialise a 100% biodegradable, natural chitosan product that preserves food for longer, reduces food waste and increases the income of smallholder farmers.
UNSW scientists have developed a new carbon-based material that could revolutionise moisture control in applications as diverse as electronics, packaging, air conditioning – and keeping footwear fresh.
Researchers from UNSW, and their partners in academia, government and industry, are using contemporary mathematical modelling to help in the fight against HIV.