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16 January 2017
University of Sydney starts construction on 3 landmark buildings

The University has received approval from the Department of Planning and environment for three new education buildings which will help it to create state-of-the-art research facilities.

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16 January 2017
How home address affects cancer's deadly outcome

Accessing pancreatic cancer surgery in New South Wales depends on where you live, a new study by the Cancer Institute NSW and the University of Sydney reveals. 

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10 January 2017
‘Weekend Warriors’ share health benefits

Physical activity patterns of just one or two sessions a week may be enough to reduce deaths from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, regardless of adherence to exercise guidelines, new research reveals.

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09 January 2017
How we overuse (and underuse) health funding

International experts have pinpointed how reforming the overuse and underuse of health and medical services around the world can improve health outcomes and stem spiralling costs of healthcare.

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14 December 2016
Sydney researchers go global

From Antarctica to Amsterdam, many of our researchers will be delving into archives, excavating archaeological sites and collaborating with international peers during the teaching break.

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14 December 2016
Brain structure best explains our dwindling tolerance of risk

Nature findings will improve understanding of decision-making, as global demographics shift toward an aged population. 

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13 December 2016
Sydney alum off to Stanford as Monash scholar

University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.

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07 December 2016
2016 honour roll of University researchers

Our researchers drive positive change for the benefit of Australia and the global community. Below are just a few of the awards our researchers have won this year, showing a wide breadth of achievements that is a testament to our culture of excellence in research.

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04 December 2016
Australian gun laws may seed their own destruction

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

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30 November 2016
Sports that will save your life revealed: new research

Racquet ball games, swimming and aerobics were found to be most protective against death from cardiovascular causes. 

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29 November 2016
China calls on cloud computing expert

Australian cloud computing specialist Professor Albert Zomaya from the University of Sydney will work with one of China’s leading tertiary institution to create more environmentally sustainable data centres.

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27 November 2016
Landmark Chew and Spit study underway

A review of Chew and Spit research revealed a lack of information about the disordered eating phenomenon – prompting research now underway – to help develop treatments and answer questions about wide-reaching consequences.

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24 November 2016
Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the microbiota.

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24 November 2016
World of viruses uncovered – not just unwanted house bugs

1445 viruses have been discovered in the most populous animals – those without backbones such as insects and worms – in a Nature paper that shows human diseases like influenza are derived from those present in invertebrates.

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23 November 2016
Humanities scholars elected into Australian academy

Three University of Sydney academics have been elected into Australia’s most prestigious humanities academy.

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18 November 2016
Musical ambitions for cochlear implant

The human ear is amazing. It can hear the slightest whisper and tolerate high intensity sounds. But for people relying on hearing devices, the sounds of music can be unbearable.

Luke Zhao, who will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Adv) (Bioelectronics)/Bachelor of Science (Adv) (Neuroscience) degree wants to help deliver higher quality tonal recognition and musical sounds to people using the cochlear implant devices.

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18 November 2016
Sydney dominates Academy’s Awards

Sydney has again won the most awards for science and medical research, in today's Australian Academy of Science awards announcement – capping an outstanding year – which has included the Prime Minister's Prize for Science.

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17 November 2016
Robotics researchers win AFR Award

The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics was recognised for its work engaging with industry at the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards last night.

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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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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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