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Articles published in 2016
17 November 2016
Bigger cities are richer, breeding greater inequality

New research confirms as Australian cities get bigger they also get richer, as a disproportionate amount of the wealth goes to top income earners, which is breeding greater inequality within and between cities.

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17 November 2016
Studying the evolution of galaxies

Jessica Bloom, PhD candidate in the School of Physics, tells us that when researching galaxies, disturbed things come in small packages.

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17 November 2016
Sydney tops the state for graduate employability     

The University of Sydney has been ranked number one in New South Wales and 49 in the world in the most recent Times Higher Education Global Employability University Rankings.

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16 November 2016
A new temporary parent visa threatens to create second-class Australians

Migrants have welcomed a proposed long-term temporary visa for parents, but Australia should be wary of restrictions on residents in a democracy, writes Dr Anna Boucher and co-authors.

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16 November 2016
Fear of death underlies most of our phobias

This article was selected for The Conversation Yearbook 2016: 50 standout articles from Australia's top thinkers.

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16 November 2016
How Australia can help America rebuild

The US should look to lessons from Australia's infrastructure story to help realise Trump's economic agenda, writes Garry Bowditch and Edward Blakely.

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16 November 2016
$5 million and a new location for the Chau Chak Wing Museum

The University of Sydney today announced a further donation of $5 million to help build its new Chau Chak Wing Museum, from The Ian Potter Foundation. 

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14 November 2016
Congenital virus in children with cerebral palsy more common than thought

Congenital infection with cytomegalovirus is more common in children with cerebral palsy than previously thought, University of Sydney research shows.

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14 November 2016
Brain training (CCT) may help fight dementia: research

A meta-analysis has found that brain training – or Computerised Cognitive Training (CCT) – can improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairment, suggesting it may prevent dementia, which can take hold within a year.

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14 November 2016
Meet our researchers: Professor Richard Lindley

Richard Lindley, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Sydney Medical School, is leading a global public health study that aims to improve the treatment given to stroke patients.

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14 November 2016
Student inventions aid health and wellbeing

From a table lamp that relieves stress before bed, a wristband that monitors alcohol consumption, to a wearable device that protects medical staff from violent patients. These are among 42 new ideas to manage common health issues.

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14 November 2016
Pioneering technique promises type 1 diabetes breakthrough

New University of Sydney research is taking a completely novel approach to insulin dosage, with the potential to make it easier for people with type 1 diabetes to adjust their insulin levels after a fatty meal.

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13 November 2016
Policies seeking to discourage caesarean births are harming mothers and babies

Too many women are being pressured into having harmful vaginal births due to policies seeking to reduce caesarean delivery rates, a University of Sydney expert says.

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11 November 2016
University to replant jacaranda along with native tree

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, today announced that the University's iconic jacaranda tree will be replaced next April with a cloned jacaranda as well as a native tree.  

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11 November 2016
We need more climate change warriors like Naomi Klein

The Sydney Peace Prize jury has recognised Klein for exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, writes David Hirsch, Chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation.

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11 November 2016
What are antibodies?

The development of an affordable vaccine may be our greatest hope for reducing the burden of dengue and Zika, Dr Cameron Webb explains.

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11 November 2016
Remembrance Day: A turning point in Australian history

As we pause to honour those who fought for Australia, Sydney University historians reveal the impact the Great War had, not just on its soldiers, but on the future of the country.

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11 November 2016
New China address for the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has launched its new Centre in China – our first major facility outside of Australia.  

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10 November 2016
Continuing Charles Perkins’ work

Our three recipients reflected on the life-long achievements of Dr Perkins, their experiences in teaching and on the future. 

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10 November 2016
Festival fever

Two of our students are planning the party of their lives, and everyone's invited. The USU's OWeek festival is returning again in 2017 and we got all the insights. 

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