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Congratulations to a team of BABS and BEES students within the student group SAAS Missions (Science and Agricultural Application in Space Missions) and supervised under Brendan Burns for the recent success of project HUMMUS1.

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A newly identified mechanism that regulates a particular enzyme could lead to the development of new, cholesterol-lowering drugs.

A team of UNSW scientists at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) led by Professor Andrew Brown have shown how a key enzyme that contributes to cholesterol production can be regulated – and destroyed – using a particular...

In a paper published in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections, co-author Professor Ruiting Lan, of UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, stresses the need to maintain our own high vaccination coverage to prevent this new strain from gaining a foothold.

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Prof Peter White discusses leading a project which successfully cracked the genome of the cane toad - an advance he hopes will reveal the cane toad's ability to rapidly evolve, as well as help scientists hunt for viruses that attack only toads.

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From Monday 19 November, the School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences email (BABStudent@unsw.edu.au) will be closed. Undergraduate student enquiries are to be submitted via web form at the Student Portal. 

A group led by UNSW BABS' Peter White has unlocked the DNA of the cane toad. The world-first genome will help scientists understand how the toad spreads, how its toxin works, and provide new avenues to try to control its population. 

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