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Image - Dynamic Cellular Organisation
What if we could draw up a map showing the complex organisation of cellular compartments, and use it to look up specific changes in this cellular organisation associated with a disease? It could tell...
Published: 26 November 2020
Image - Cancer-killing T cells ‘swarm’ to tumours, attracting others to the fight
  When immune system T cells find and recognise a target, they release chemicals to attract more T cells which then swarm to help subdue the threat, shows a new study in primary mouse and human cells...
Published: 14 October 2020
Image - Maximising Research Impact
Research has the potential to improve health outcomes and transform lives, but the pathways to deliver scientific discoveries, where they can have the greatest benefit to society, can be elusive. To...
Published: 24 July 2020
Image of a T cell showing T cell receptors (pink) and CD45 (green)
An ultra-precise microscope that surpasses the limitations of Nobel Prize-winning super-resolution microscopy will let scientists directly measure distances between individual molecules. UNSW medical...
Published: 18 April 2020
Overlay microscopy image of melanoma tumour masses with and without Elkin1
A novel mechanical signalling pathway that could influence the development of cancers has been discovered in cultured melanoma cells by scientists in Sydney and Germany. UNSW Medicine researchers...
Published: 1 April 2020
Image - Fish school by randomly copying each other, rather than following the group
An international team of researchers has revealed the mechanisms behind fish schooling – and what they found differs from what scientists had previously thought. Fish school by copying each other...
Published: 3 March 2020
Couldn’t make it to the Biophysical Society’s annual meeting in San Diego (#BPS2020)? Here's a highlight. In the video below, SMS group leader Kate Poole speaks to Biophysical Society TV about...
Published: 18 February 2020
The AttoBright microscope is small portable, affordable and ultrasensitive
A 3D-printed microscope created by scientists at UNSW Medicine has the potential to make rapid disease screening and diagnosis simpler – and it’s free for anyone to download and use. The researchers...
Published: 13 December 2019
Research into restoring hearing loss is one of the UNSW Sydney projects to receive funding in the latest NHMRC grants.
UNSW researchers have secured funding for 38 projects in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council funding round.  Using gene therapy to uncover a cure for HIV, helping to tackle...
Published: 10 December 2019
Changing the mechanical properties of elastic micropillars that cells are grown on can tune mechanical signalling (setup and microscopy image shown)
Physical changes in the surrounding microenvironment of cells, in the absence of any other modifications, are enough to affect the way they sense touch, a UNSW Medicine research shows. “Individual...
Published: 6 November 2019

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