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IVF birth rates improving, multiple birth rate at a record low

13 September 2019
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IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown.

UNSW academics among most influential women in Australia

11 September 2019
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Larissa Mavros
Four UNSW academics have been named to the 2019 AFR Women of Influence list. From left, Professor Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Built Environment; Professor Louise Chappell, Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute; Robyn Norton, Professor of Public Health and principal director of the George Institute for Global Health; and Tracey O’Brien, Associate Professor in paediatrics and director of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Leaders in the fields of medicine, law, public health and built environment named on the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence list.

Four UNSW Sydney academics have been named finalists in the 2019 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards, presented by Qantas, which “recognise the most influential, inspirational and visionary women” working in areas including business, academia, science, media, sports and LGBTI activism.

Novel biosensor created by UNSW Sydney researchers

11 September 2019
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Using single-molecule fluorescence imaging, UNSW Medicine researchers have developed a biosensor to track dynamic protein-protein interactions in real-time between the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its host. This sensor can measure the intimate interactions of host proteins with the HIV-1 capsid – a protein shell that safeguards the virus against host attack.

New study highlights risks of synthetic cannabis

10 September 2019
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Synthetic cannabinoids, often known as synthetic cannabis or by common trade names such as ‘Kronic’ and ‘Spice’, are more potent than cannabis and exhibit effects more typically associated with psychostimulants, a new study has found.

Led by researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney, the study reviewed all recorded cases of synthetic cannabinoid-related sudden or unnatural death in Australia between 2000 and 2017.

Novel biosensor to monitor interactions between HIV and host proteins created by UNSW Sydney researchers

6 September 2019
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Sue Min Liu
The new sensor detected the binding of host proteins with the HIV capsid tubes

Using single-molecule fluorescence imaging, UNSW Medicine researchers have developed a biosensor to track dynamic protein-protein interactions in real-time between the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its host. This sensor can measure the intimate interactions of host proteins with the HIV-1 capsid – a protein shell that safeguards the virus against host attack.

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