2017 News archive

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December 2017
Cell distortion enhances understanding of diseases   View Summary
22 December 2017
New research on human red blood cells has distorted our knowledge of cell regulation.New research on human red blood cells has distorted our knowledge of cell regulation.
Make your garden thrive: tips for healthier soil   View Summary
5 December 2017
Make your garden thrive: tips for healthier soilBecome a green thumb in the garden this summer.
November 2017
Small changes mean big opportunities: AINST becomes Sydney Nano   View Summary
27 November 2017
Small changes mean big opportunities: AINST becomes Sydney NanoSydney Nano pursues multidisciplinary collaboration.
Breakthrough dog surgery performed for first time in Australia   View Summary
15 November 2017
Breakthrough dog surgery performed for first time in AustraliaHope for dogs with most common cardiorespiratory disease.
October 2017
Mental health providers need to better engage men with depression   View Summary
30 October 2017
Mental health providers need to better engage men with depressionStructured programs often preferred to pure talk therapy.
Gravitational waves world-first discovery Down Under   View Summary
17 October 2017
Gravitational waves world-first discovery Down UnderSydney confirms radio emission from gravitational wave event.
September 2017
Bob Brown receives an honorary Doctor of Science   View Summary
22 September 2017
Bob Brown receives an honorary Doctor of ScienceUniversity of Sydney alumnus calls for global democracy.
From physics PhD to quiz master   View Summary
1 September 2017
From physics PhD to quiz masterDr Caitlin Fisher completed a PhD in optical physics and now finds herself masterminding the University's flagship National Science Week event, (Science + Quiz) = Comedy.
Finger on the pulse   View Summary
1 September 2017
Finger on the pulseLooking to the past could rescue our agricultural future.
Quantum engineers find a use for the hashtag at the nanoscale   View Summary
1 September 2017
Quantum engineers find a use for the hashtag at the nanoscaleUniversity of Sydney alumnus calls for global democracy.
August 2017
Scientists SOAR - University fellowship enables researchers to take the next steps   View Summary
15 August 2017
Scientists SOAR -  University fellowship enables researchers to take the next stepsScientists SOAR - University fellowship enables researchers to take the next steps
July 2017
Microsoft and University of Sydney forge quantum partnership   View Summary
25 July 2017
Microsoft and University of Sydney forge quantum partnershipA multi-year partnership announced today establishes ongoing investment focused on Sydney's Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory to scale-up devices, as Microsoft moves from research to real-world engineering of quantum machines.
The talent of the future looks bright   View Summary
5 July 2017
World class student initiative gets Adam's tick of approval for enabling the science stars of the future.
Explore Future Earth   View Summary
5 July 2017
The schools theme for this year's National Science Week (12 to 20 August) is Future Earth, and Australian schools are encouraged to explore the science behind sustainability, and to find out about sustainability issues that are unique to our region.
Chemistry is vital   View Summary
5 July 2017
Chemistry is vitalSynthetic organic chemists have unlocked many mysteries of naturally occurring medicines and invented plenty of their own.
February 2017
Welcome to sexy prime 2017!   View Summary
1 February 2017
Welcome to sexy prime 2017!2017 is a prime number. Most people will be able to follow that, but they probably won't know that 2017 isn't just any old type of prime.