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29 July 2016
University of Sydney joins Sydney Science Festival

Our researchers are involved in a range of public events to celebrate National Science Week from 11 to 21 August.

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28 July 2016
Home ownership: facts and fiction

In this podcast Chris is joined by Professor Nicole Gurran, urban planning and policy analyst to talk housing affordability. 

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28 July 2016
Abnormal thyroid function in newborns linked to poor reading and numeracy

Babies born with moderately high concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone have a higher risk of poor educational and development outcomes at school age, a world-first University of Sydney study reveals.

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28 July 2016
How much is physical inactivity costing the world?

Physical inactivity - a global pandemic that requires global action.

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28 July 2016
What makes a champion?

In just over a week 10,000 of the world’s best athletes will compete across 42 sport disciplines in the Rio Games. But what got them there in the first place?

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27 July 2016
Most Australians view porn but few report ill effects: new research

Most Australians have viewed pornography but few report any ill effects, a new report in The Journal of Sex Research reveals.

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26 July 2016
Which is Australia's most successful Olympic town?

Perth, Western Australia, has come out on top in a study into Australia's most successful towns for producing Olympic athletes, according to new University of Sydney research. 

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26 July 2016
Imaging technology partnership a major advance for biomedical research

The University of Sydney is preparing to acquire advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology that will be of major benefit to preclinical and translational medicine research capabilities.

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25 July 2016
Stem cells healing broken hearts

Stem cell therapies will soon become a viable way to repair damaged hearts. 

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20 July 2016
Why augmented reality in public spaces is a game changer

An urban mobile gaming researcher explains what Pokémon Go and Ingress can tell us about augmented reality experiences. 

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19 July 2016
University a partner in vision for Western Sydney

Westmead will become Western Sydney’s economic powerhouse with a cluster of up to 50,000 knowledge jobs by 2036, according to a report commissioned by the University of Sydney and its partners in the Westmead Alliance.

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19 July 2016
Cancer Moonshot: new deals to accelerate detection and treatment of cancer

Two deals signed by US Vice President Joe Biden and NSW Premier Mike Baird will advance the ‘Cancer Moonshot’ initiative to accelerate proteogenomics research and its translation to better cancer care. 

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19 July 2016
Three ways to reform research that won't break the budget

Australia needs a new, long-term strategy for research, writes Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy VIce Chancellor (Research).

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14 July 2016
Our fab five

Their research projects - ranging from a mid-air refuelling system, a ‘greener’ approach to food packaging, an injectable biomaterial for tissue regeneration,  an agricultural robotic device that can weed,  and a hardhat that measures health -  secured the quintet a position in Engineers Australia’s inaugural top 50 innovators list which recognises  outstanding engineers for their contributions to the community, the industry, and the profession.

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13 July 2016
The Big Sleep - what it is and how to get more

As a society we are obsessed with sleep. Are we getting enough? Why aren’t we getting enough? What’s the next big breakthrough to help us get more?

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12 July 2016
Long distance links inspire innovation

Working with Professor Yasuyuki Todo (Waseda University) and Dr Hiroyasu Inoue (Hyogo University), Dr Petr Matous from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT found that supply chains can work as important channels for the flow of information, innovation, and productivity between individual firms.

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12 July 2016
Help at hand for people watching their weight

Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands. 

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09 July 2016
Young researcher creates new roadmap for computer hard drives

Responding to consumer demand for increased computer hard drive memory, the research also has the potential to reduce the environmental footprint of the more than 2.5 billion hard drives currently estimated to be in use worldwide.

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08 July 2016
The NDIS does not yet address all the needs of Indigenous people with disabilities

While the NDIS presents an opportunity to address the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disabilities, a number of challenges still remain writes Dr John Gilroy.

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06 July 2016
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. 

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