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17 August 2017
Sydney sustainable energy expert joins new research Council

A University of Sydney sustainable energy expert has joined forces with the directors of Australia’s major energy research institutes to form a new Energy Research Institutes Council for Australia (ERICA).

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17 August 2017
Health leaders say we’re overdiagnosed and overtreated

Leading Australian clinicians, consumers and policy makers have launched a call to action to address the problems of overdiagnosis and related overtreatment.

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17 August 2017
Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in today’s British Medical Journal.

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16 August 2017
5 reasons why you should do a one-year honours degree at Sydney

An honours degree is your next step if you’re seeking a competitive edge in your career, want to become an expert in your field or kickstart your pathway to a PhD. 

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16 August 2017
Scrum doctor packs down against world's best

The Wallabies have named a University student in their squad to face the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday night.

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16 August 2017
How to write an award-winning essay

What’s the secret to writing a HD-worthy essay? Ahead of the 2017 Wentworth Medal competition, Henry Maher, the 2016 co-winner, and Associate Professor Mark Byron, one of this year’s judges and a lecturer of English, share their tips. 

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16 August 2017
Combination vaccines do not overwhelm kids’ immune systems

Giving an injection that protects against multiple diseases will not overwhelm a child’s immune system, as vaccines contain just a few antigens compared to what babies meet every day, says Kristine Macartney.

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16 August 2017
Why we’re at higher risk of exposure to deadly Hendra virus 

Risk of exposure to the deadly Hendra virus carried by fruit bats is rising due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss.

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15 August 2017
Sydney among world's best in ARWU university rankings

The University of Sydney has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with a ranking of 83 in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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15 August 2017
Scientists SOAR

We visit the lab to catch up with Chemistry’s Associate Professor Deanna D’Alessandro to find out about her research in materials science and how her SOAR Fellowship is enabling wider impacts.

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