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Articles published in 2017
28 November 2017

9 changes our experts say could improve your digital rights

University of Sydney researchers surveyed 1600 Australians for the Digital Rights in Australia report, funded by the Sydney Research Excellence Initiative. 

28 November 2017

It's not too late to fight for our digital rights

Experts say it's time to protect digital rights, as a major survey details public attitudes to digital privacy, surveillance, and online freedom of speech.

27 November 2017

Parental diet affects offspring immunity: meta-analysis

A multidisciplinary wide-ranging study has found a close relationship exists between parents' diets and the immunity of offspring, with implications for wildlife conservation and agriculture as well as human health.

27 November 2017

$9.3 million state-of-the-art education centre launches at Westmead

A $9.3 million teaching and learning centre officially opened at Westmead Hospital today. 

27 November 2017

A gift in kind? How kind! The 12 weirdest donations to the University

A Picasso wrapped in plastic. A beetle as big as a rat. Gruesome medical gadgets. Over the years, generous benefactors have given the University of Sydney a rich and rare array of donations in kind.

27 November 2017

Majority of Australians say online privacy beyond their control

A survey of 1600 Australians details attitudes to online privacy, surveillance, digital disruption at work, and online freedom of speech.

27 November 2017

New fellowships to retain the best postdoctoral talent

The University has launched a new fellowship program to support and retain our best early-career academics.

27 November 2017

Small changes mean big opportunities: AINST becomes Sydney Nano

Nanotechnology will shape this century as digital technology shaped the last. The University of Sydney Nano Institute stands ready to embrace the future.

25 November 2017

Off the meds - how to reduce medications in older generations

Newly published research has developed new ways to characterise older patients who take multiple medications and may be open to reducing the number of medicines they take.

24 November 2017

6 reasons why you should eat your whole grains

Whole grains have proven health benefits say scientists across the globe, including from the University of Sydney. In a joint statement, the group outlines the health hacks associated with eating more whole grains. 

24 November 2017

New Professor appointed at the Westmead Precinct

Professor Ramon Shaban has been appointed inaugural Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Sydney’s Nursing School and Western Sydney Local Health District.

24 November 2017

Why we need to stand against domestic violence

To commemorate White Ribbon Day, experts from the University reflect on why it is critical that we take a stand against domestic violence.

24 November 2017

What you need to know about the Uber hack

Uber has admitted a 2016 data breach put the personal information of 57 million users at risk. Drs Rohan Miller and David Oliver from the University of Sydney Business School explain the key points you need to know.
23 November 2017

Professor Andrew McLachlan appointed Dean of Pharmacy

The University of Sydney’s new Head of School and Dean of Pharmacy, Professor Andrew McLachlan, brings an impressive record of academic achievement, research and teaching. 

23 November 2017

Oral health impact of sugar-sweetened beverages overlooked

New research on sugar-sweetened beverages reveals one in seven adolescents is drinking more than two cups a day, and is two to three times more likely to have oral health problems than those who don’t drink the beverages.

23 November 2017

New institute to revolutionise cancer imaging and targeted radiotherapy

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Image X Institute, lead by Professor Paul Keall, will revolutionise medical imaging, transform targeted radiotherapy and enable global access to radiotherapy.

21 November 2017

Food the focus for National Agriculture Day

Crop mapping plans have taken a back seat to this ‘agwork’ to focus attention on the Sydney Institute of Agriculture's key message as part of the inaugural National Agriculture Day, which is focussed on all things food.

21 November 2017

First purpose-built facility for health disciplines

Health disciplines will for the first time be co-located in the new University of Sydney Health Precinct; a purpose-built facility to translate research into education and clinical services.

21 November 2017

5 professors honoured for inaugural leadership award

Five distinguished professors have been honoured with a Payne-Scott Professorial Distinction for their contributions to the University across all areas of leadership, teaching and research.

21 November 2017

Pre-diabetes discovery marks step towards precision medicine

Identification of three molecules that can be used to accurately assess pre-diabetes – a key predictor of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure – has brought precision medicine for humans a step closer.