Talking dirty: The conversation between plants and soil

To a child, soil is just dirt – a home for worms. To a gardener, soil is a collection of organic matter and nutrients. But to plants, soil is a hotbed of chemical activity. And plants don’t just observe, they actively participate in this activity.

Brush your teeth! It could save your life

Next time you’re racing out of the house without cleaning your teeth, think again. Neglecting your pearly whites can lead to a lot more than the odd filling.

Professor Frances Separovic honoured at UNSW Alumni Awards

Prof Emma Johnston presents Prof Frances Separovic with the UNSW Alumni Award in the Science and Technology category, for her contribution to chemistry and the promotion of women in science. Photo: Ms Maja Baska

Associate Directors of the Bio21 Institute Appointed

Associate Professor Sally Gras and Professors Spencer Williams and Malcolm McConville have been appointed to the roles of Associate Directors Engagement, Commercialisation and Platform Infrastructure of the Bio21 Institute.

Media Release: Kathryn Holt selected by Philanthropies as an International Research Scholar

Associate Professor Kathryn Holt has been selected by HHMI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, as an International Research Scholar to pursue antibiotic resistance surveillance research for infectious diseases.

Discovering the deadly diversity of malaria

A new genetic fingerprinting technique has for the first time shown the huge genetic diversity of the malaria parasite, one of nature’s most persistent and successful human pathogens.


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