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- $64 million Secured commercial contracts
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University of Sydney researchers will partner with other leading national experts in clinical, laboratory and public health research on a new $5m initiative to boost Australia’s capacity to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.
It’s referred to as the opposite of anorexia – muscle dysmorphia – but men with body-building and other body image issues are up to four times more likely than females to be undiagnosed and it is a growing public health problem.
University of Sydney academics were among a group of Australian sustainability experts who recently met in Guangzhou, China, to discuss how cities can harness the power of energy, water and infrastructure for significant climate action.
Five University staff recently addresed the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's 'Inquiry into the role of development partnerships in agriculture and agribusiness in promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region'.
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.
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.
A simple fracture in our wrists, ankle or hip can take months to mend but now chemical engineering researchers are working with scientists at the Kids Research Institute at Westmead children’s hospital investigating ways of using our own body sugars to speed up the healing process.
People with advanced-stage Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech scans that predict early response to treatment, new findings by University of Sydney scholars in collaboration with national and international partners reveal.
Nearly one in five Aboriginal children aged less than 16 years old in Western Australia had unregistered births according to new research that means thousands of Aboriginal children are likely to have no official identity.
It’s our responsibility to conduct the very highest quality research possible, driven by a desire to understand and discover new knowledge about the most fundamental and challenging problems that exist in our disciplines.
The first facility built for nanoscience in Australia was launched at the University of Sydney in April. The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is the most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region.
Unveiled this week, the new flight planning system is the result of a world-first, four-year project conducted at the University’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). The team comprising four aeronautical research fellows, 3 PhD candidates and 10 software engineers worked on designing new system models.