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24 March 2017
The effect of continental stress on carbon storage sites

If proposed CO2 sites are not properly assessed for long-term stability, future civilisations could still suffer the consequences of global warming.

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24 March 2017
A Q&A with Nalini Joshi

One year on from her acclaimed Press Club speech on gender equity in science, we catch up with Professor Nalini Joshi, Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow and Chair of Applied Mathematics, to talk about progress in this arena and the unveiling of her portrait. 

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21 March 2017
Research spotlights early signs of disease using infrared light

University of Sydney researchers have used infrared spectroscopy to spotlight changes in tiny cell fragments called microvesicles to probe their role in a model of the body’s immunological response to bacterial infection.

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17 March 2017
Success brewing on the rocks

The association between uni students and beer is pretty strong, but the science of crafting beer, large scale production and running a business takes this association to the next level for this Food and Agribusiness student.

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16 March 2017
Research behind Hugs not Drugs inspiring the next generation

Sara Scott is completing her honours thesis in testing the effectiveness of a synthetic oxytocin compound and is encouraging the community to hear about how this critical work can help families affected by addiction.  

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15 March 2017
Sydney bee researcher gets her stripes

Molecular geneticist, Dr Emily Remnant is creating a buzz in the horticultural and agricultural sectors with her innovative work in immunising bees against devastating viruses.  

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10 March 2017
Rocket science summer

Fourth year science/engineering student Joshua Critchley-Marrows writes to us about his internship at the German Aerospace Centre.

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08 March 2017
$55 million to develop transport systems of the future

The federal government has granted a group of leading industry and research organisations known as the iMOVE Co-operative Research Centre (CRC), $55 million over ten years to explore intelligent transport systems.

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08 March 2017
A bold equation for change

International Women’s Day provides the platform for celebration, reflection, direction and action. 

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08 March 2017
Celebrating women in STEMM

In celebrating International Women's Day we collect some of the amazing stories and achievements of our students, researchers and staff.

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08 March 2017
Teaching and research excellence recognised in QS Subject Rankings

Ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects and best in Australia for medicine, architecture, veterinary sciences, anatomy and physiology, English language and literature.

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07 March 2017
The role of women in global agriculture

A/Prof Robyn Alders has dedicated her career to international development work with traditional smallholder farmers. This International Women's Day she writes about the essential role women play in feeding the world.

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07 March 2017
Hugs not Drugs: Revolutionising the treatment of addiction

Dr Michael Bowen from the School of Psychology provides a glimpse into his breakthrough solution to the burden of addiction at his upcoming Sydney Science Forum.

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03 March 2017
Koalas driven to drink by climate change

Leaves were thought to be all koalas needed but video footage shows koalas are thirsty; it is believed climate change is transforming the national icon’s behavior, adding to stresses from heatwaves, tree-felling and disease.

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03 March 2017
Students get real (wild) life experience

Run every two years, the Tropical Wildlife Biology field trip takes students to the Northern Territory and into the natural habitat of lizards, crocodiles and snakes – lots of snakes.

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02 March 2017
Nature works with nanotechnology to extract water from thin air

A new low-cost material inspired by a beetle native to the Namib Desert has the potential to collect water sustainably from humid air for irrigation and drinking.

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02 March 2017
Renae Ryan announced as Academic Director of SAGE

The new appointment will see Associate Professor Ryan drive one of the University’s gender equity and diversity programs aimed at promoting women in STEMM. 

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02 March 2017
Drug lead identified in fight against TB

New findings lead the way to a much-needed treatment for the world's most deadly infectious disease.

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24 February 2017
Meet our researchers: Professor Zdenka Kuncic

Professor Kuncic will be working at Harvard for two months later this year, collaborating on a project that offers hope of better treatment for cancer patients.

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23 February 2017
Celebrating German-Australian connections

More than 50 German and Australian business leaders were introduced to ground-breaking research in nanoscale science and technology at an event held at the University of Sydney this week.

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