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Image - T cells use force to destroy cancer cells
New research reveals the mechanical processes used by T cells to kill cancer cells more efficiently. As a part of our immune defences, cytotoxic T cells – or killer T cells – seek out and destroy...
Published: 16 September 2022
Image - Bacterial pore formers pack a punch, one molecule at a time
Dynamics of how pathogenic bacteria punch through the membranes of host cells revealed with single-molecule microscopy. Using a new single-molecule technique developed at UNSW Sydney, Australian...
Published: 25 August 2022
Artist's depiction of a DNA double helix
UNSW Sydney researchers identify physical factors that determine how quickly two DNA strands can come together, resolving a decades-old conundrum. Nanoscientists and theoretical physicists at UNSW...
Published: 27 July 2022
microscopy image showing RNA production rate
Inner workings of RNA concentration homeostasis in mammalian cells revealed with image-based genome-wide screening. Mammalian cells have intricate mechanisms in place to ensure normal function and...
Published: 16 June 2022
Microscopy image of lactating mammary gland tissue
By sharing a new-found love of microscopy, UNSW Sydney medical researcher, Dr Krystyna Gieniec is championing equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM. Dr Krystyna Gieniec joined UNSW Medicine &...
Published: 17 May 2022
Image - Being told you have Parkinson's disease is confronting and life-changing
  Warning: This story contains graphic details and imagery   Last year, Darren Collins bravely shared his story about being diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (PD) at the age of 44. This...
Published: 1 April 2022
Image - Autonomous nanomachines inspired by nature
UNSW Sydney researchers are another step closer to building molecular machines capable of responding to changes in their environment to perform complex functions. Inspired by the way molecules...
Published: 23 March 2022
Image - Funding support for early detection of Parkinson’s disease
A UNSW Sydney-led consortium has secured a $1.37 million grant from the Michael J. Fox and Shake It Up Australia Foundations. A reliable, quantitative, early detection for Parkinson’s disease – to...
Published: 3 March 2022
Image - New research provides mechanistic insight into tuning of immune responses
By uncovering an enduring mystery around how activation signals are modulated in immune cells, scientist find a potential guide to designing more effective immune therapies An international team of...
Published: 25 February 2022
Image - New microscopy technique reveals living cells in 3D molecular detail
Living cells can now be visualised in three-dimensional molecular detail, enabling new insights to cellular structure and function. Researchers from UNSW Medicine & Health and UNSW Science have...
Published: 4 February 2022

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