Genetic testing

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The rapid reduction in cost of DNA sequencing has made this one-time fantastical idea an emerging reality, but there are many reasons to be cautious, write Caroline Ford and Orin Chisholm.

brain inflammation

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While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn’t necessarily lead to the other, write Gordon Parker and Ute Vollmer-Conna.

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Greek debt crisis

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The worsening Greek debt situation is adding to investor reluctance to buy Chinese shares, according to UNSW Australia’s Visiting Fellow in Banking and Finance Vic Edwards.



The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at UNSW will co-host the 2015 International Nanomedicine Conference beginning on 6 July. 


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For most people, it makes sense for breakfast to contribute to a healthy balanced diet, writes Rosemary Stanton.

A new centre at UNSW aims to transform the thinking of every student who steps through its doors. 

Martin Green

Professor Martin Green

Professor Martin Green charts the exceptional success and future of his world record-holding photovoltaics research group.

Global Student Challenge

The winning team: (L-R) Ryan Chen, Daniel Liang, Aengus Tran

A UNSW student team has won gold in a global innovation and entrepreneurship competition with an innovative app that helps users book events and organise their social life.


A man of letters ... Adam Goodes receives his Honorary Doctorate

Sydney Swans AFL star and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters – UNSW's highest honour – for his dedication to reconciliation and distinguished service to the community. Read the story on the UNSW Newsroom.


Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall

Research on climate system science and work to develop a cutting-edge biosensor have won three UNSW scientists prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships.

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Housing has become just another investment asset – but the consequences are unsettling.


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The Australian government's attempt to give unprecedented powers to the private operators of Australia's immigration detention centres looks unlikely to pass the Senate without significant change, write Gabrielle Appleby and Claire Higgins.