Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It has more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts in Paddington, [email protected], the University College at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee in Sydney, as well as research stations around NSW.
UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of the international network Universitas 21.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) research articles from Innovation Toronto
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- New real hope for non-toxic and flexible thin-film solar cells – April 29, 2016
- Medical scientists develop ‘game changing’ stem cell repair system – April 5, 2016
- Plants boost extreme heat wave temperatures by 5°C – March 22, 2016
- Tiny red crystals that dramatically increase biogas production could reduce need for new coal seam wells – February 17, 2016
- New way to find cancer ‘hidden’ amongst billions of healthy cells – December 22, 2015
- Nanotech weapon against chronic bacterial infections – December 21, 2015
- Scientists say new magnesium alloy could revolutionise manufacturing – November 26, 2015
- Researchers design architecture for a quantum computer in silicon – November 1, 2015
- Australian researchers make quantum computing breakthrough, paving way for world-first chip – October 5, 2015
- ‘What we have is a game changer’: UNSW researchers to reveal breakthrough in quantum computing – October 3, 2015
- Researchers develop ‘instruction manual’ for futuristic metallic glass – September 17, 2015
- Research finds turbo-charging hormone can regrow the heart – April 10, 2015
- ‘Google Maps’ for the body: a biomedical revolution – April 1, 2015
- Hydrogen economy a step closer with water-splitting breakthrough – March 17, 2015
- UNSW researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency – December 8, 2014
- St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia Transplants First Circulatory Death Human Heart – October 25, 2014
- Australian teams set new records for silicon quantum computing – October 15, 2014
- Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost – June 18, 2014
- Hearing quality restored with bionic ear technology used for gene therapy – April 25, 2014
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- Life-saving HIV treatment to reach millions more
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- The tablet of youth
- Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atom
- Catalyst in a teacup: new approach to chemical reduction
- Scientists produce cloned embryos of extinct frog
- Steps toward quantum computing
- Anti-ageing drug breakthrough
- A Possible Hydrogen Storage Solution
- Supercomputer breakthrough for Australian team
- Nano-structures to realise hydrogen’s energy potential
- New Type of Biosensor Is Fast, Super-Sensitive
- Nano-transistor breakthrough to offer billion times faster computer
- Ohm Run: One-Atom-Tall Wires Could Extend Life of Moore’s Law
- New “Sponge” Material Could Trap Power Plant Pollution
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- Locusts give up aerodynamic secrets of insect flight
- Laws of physics may just be ‘local by-laws’
- Seven atom transistor sets the pace for future PCs
- Firefly bike light detects traffic and lights you up for greater visibility
UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on the human body’s capacity to repair DNA damage.
Repairing damage in DNA from anything that causes a mutation, such as UV radiation and tobacco smoke, is a fundamental process that protects our cells from becoming cancerous.
In the study published today in the journal Nature, the scientists analysed more than 20 million DNA mutations from 1,161 tumours across 14 cancer types. They found that in many cancer types, especially skin cancers, the number of mutations was particular high in regions of the genome known as ‘gene promoters’. Significantly, these DNA sequences control how genes are expressed which in turn determine cell type and function.
The researchers showed that the numbers of DNA mutations are increased in gene promoters because the proteins that bind DNA to control gene expression block one of our cell repair systems responsible for fixing damaged DNA. This system is known as nucleotide excision repair (NER) and is one of a number of DNA repair mechanisms that occurs in human cells and the only one capable of repairing damage from UV light.