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University of Sydney experts say a causal relationship between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected but not yet proven as the WHO declared the mosquito-borne virus a global public health threat.
We must acknowledge divergent views on assisted dying and start framing laws that will enable it, writes Ian McPhee.
An Australian Republic could open doors to sovereignty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, writes Professor Jakelin Troy.
Medication use among men aged 70 years and older is linked to a heightened risk of death and frailty, new research reveals.
Octopuses have generally been viewed as solitary creatures, with their colour-changing abilities seen as a means to hide from predators. Now, researchers have found octopuses do have a social life – and it’s not without drama. An unusual site chanced upon in the NSW tourist area of Jervis Bay prompted a collaboration spanning the United States and Australia, with numerous octopuses filmed, uncovering some mysteries of their communication.
The University of Sydney will lead the charge to address the national crisis in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by introducing mathematic prerequisites for a number of its courses from 2019.
Professor Katherine Belov appointed to the new role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement).