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Articles published in 2017
21 November 2017

AI expert awarded one of America's highest science honours

University of Sydney Professor of Computer Science Dacheng Tao has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the highest honours in the field.

20 November 2017

Most significant education event ever held in Australia

The Dean of the University of Sydney Business School has urged governments not to allow global education to be affected by mounting threats to the free flow of ideas, barriers to the movement of people and growing protectionism.

20 November 2017

Satirical news shines a light on political and economic crises

The makers of Venezuela’s explosively successful satirical news site, El Chigüire Bipolar, will join The Chaser’s Julian Morrow to discuss the politics of satire on Tuesday 28 November at the University of Sydney.

20 November 2017

Sharing resources could result in lower mobile costs

Sharing your mobile phone’s resources with people around you could cut your mobile costs, claim researchers from the University of Sydney’s School of Information Technologies.

17 November 2017

In a post-truth world, who can we believe?

In our new normal, experts are dismissed and alternative facts flagrantly offered, writes Professor Nick Enfield.

17 November 2017

Neuroscience research shows the brain is strobing, not constant

It’s not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That’s the finding of a landmark Australian-led collaboration that provides new evidence that oscillations, or ‘strobes’, are a general feature of human perception

16 November 2017

The race to save 50 shipwrecks from looters in Southeast Asia

Museums can play a key role in the protection of shipwrecks, alongside strategic recovery and legislative steps, writes PhD candidate Natali Pearson.

16 November 2017

Researcher wins grant to boost pancreatic survival rates

Australia's leading pancreatic cancer researchers are working to double the number of people who survive the disease by 2020.

16 November 2017

Five ways to prepare your child for the dentist

The University of Sydney’s Dr Carrie Tsai explains the importance of children visiting the dentist regularly and how parents can prepare their child for the trip. 

16 November 2017

Seven academics named in influential highly-cited scholars list

Seven University of Sydney academics have been recognised in the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers List, placing them among the world's most influential. Their research was ranked in the top one percent of most referenced papers.

16 November 2017

Researcher named one of the most influential transport economists

The Founding Director of the University's Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has been recognised as one of the world's most influential transport economists according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

15 November 2017

Do names really hurt diabetes patients?

Dr Linda Beeney has received funding to investigate the best way clinicians can communicate with diabetes patients.

15 November 2017

Breakthrough dog surgery performed for first time in Australia

Open-heart surgery to address the most common cardiorespiratory disease in dogs has been performed for the first time in Australia, at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  

14 November 2017

1 million injections and no fatalities

More than 1 million injections have been supervised in Sydney's Safe Injecting Facility with no fatalities occurring since the centre opened in 2001.

14 November 2017

Choose your own Science adventure

With a new shared pool of minors and majors being offered from 2018, we asked some recent Science graduates how studying complimentary units influenced their university experience and beyond.

14 November 2017

Demystifying Sydney Science degrees

In 2018 the Sydney Undergraduate Experience will launch our reimagined curriculum. But what do the changes mean for those studying Science? And what do future students need to consider when making their choice of degree?

14 November 2017

Software student hacking his way to the top

Indian immigrant and software engineering student Karthik Balasubramanian has made his mark on Sydney’s hackathon scene after winning three high-profile competitions in less than a year.

14 November 2017

15,000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet

A scorecard about the Earth - graphically illustrating trends since the majority of Nobel Laureates signed the initial warning - has gone viral and attracted what is thought to be the most signatories to any scientific paper.

13 November 2017

Low back pain? Expect something different from your GP now…

Revisions to major international guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain should see changes to practice worldwide.

13 November 2017

The new research that could transform diabetes treatment

In the lead-up to World Diabetes Day 2017, newly appointed Associate Professor Samantha Hocking is determined to challenge the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment.