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Image Elderly prisoners health screening game
School of Population Health’s Dr Adrienne Withall will lead a NHMRC funded project to enhance screening capacity for health conditions in older prisoners (aged 50+ years). The grant, amounting to $...
Published: 16 December 2020
Image - UNSW researchers receive more than $17m in NHMRC funding
UNSW researchers have secured more than $17 million for 21 projects in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants. The funding, which commences in 2021 and...
Published: 16 December 2020
Image - DNA nanobots build themselves – how can we help them grow the right way?
UNSW researchers have overcome a major design challenge on the path to controlling the dimensions of so-called DNA nanobots – structures that assemble themselves from DNA components.  Self-assembling...
Published: 4 December 2020
Image - Supercharge your microscope: researchers share guide for ultra-precise 3D imaging
UNSW Sydney researchers have shared step-by-step instructions to empower other scientists to enhance the resolution and stability of single-molecule microscopes. Researchers will be able to build...
Published: 3 December 2020
Image - This protein empowers cancer cells – targeting it could kickstart new therapies
A group of researchers – led by Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and including UNSW academics – have made an unexpected discovery about cancer cells. A protein called actin lets cancer...
Published: 1 December 2020
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

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