University of New South Wales

Comment: A right royal mess

The royal wedding raises concerns about rules of succession that reflect centuries-old prejudices against women and Catholics. But changing them will be a logistical nightmare, writes George Williams, UNSW’s ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Social Sciences
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It's a wrap! Nanowire opens gate to new devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interesting feat of nanoscale engineering, researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of New South Wales have made the first nanowire transistor featuring a concentric ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Promising new depression treatment

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new, non-invasive treatment for depression that delivers barely perceptible electric currents to the scalp has had promising results in a Sydney trial, and researchers are now looking for participants for ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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'Poor' knowledge about breast cancer and fertility

Fertility is a priority for many young women with breast cancer, yet new research has found many have little knowledge about fertility issues, leading to confusion and conflict around planning for a family.

dateApr 04, 2011 in Cancer
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Rivers buckle under pressure from climate, dams

Climate change is likely to intensify the alarming rate of degradation of the world’s rivers and wetlands unless water resources are better managed, according to a special issue of the international scientific journal ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Environment
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HIV tool launched in Indonesia

A team of Indonesian and Australian researchers has developed a new computerised tool to help authorities reduce HIV infection and track disease burden across the Indonesian archipelago.

dateMar 15, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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New hope for lowering cholesterol

A promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body has been discovered, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Medical research
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'Harmless' microbes may be water risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Relatively harmless microbes which pass through water treatment systems could be allowing dangerous bacteria, such as Legionella, to reproduce in drinking water supplies, researchers have ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Environment
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Brain 'maps' reveal clue to mental decline

(PhysOrg.com) -- The human brain operates as a highly interconnected small-world network, not as a collection of discrete regions as previously believed, with important implications for why many of us experience cognitive ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Introduced plants 'becoming Australian'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A number of introduced plant species have become more like natives, suggesting rapid evolution could happen far more frequently than previously thought, according to new research from UNSW.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Ecology
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