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27 October 2015

World-first study finds oxytocin benefits children with autism

A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioural issues among young children with autism, according to University of Sydney research published today.

27 October 2015

Red meat's a tasty treat but too much can give you cancer

Too much red meat significantly increases your risk of cancer, but you shouldn't cut it from your diet completely, argues Dr Nial Wheate.

27 October 2015

Free flow of ideas - students and industry meet

How soil affects the safety of our cities and the similarities between machine-to-machine communication and children's netball are among the ideas to be presented to industry at today's Research Conversazione at the Seymour Centre.

27 October 2015

Sydney scientists at the heart of cardiovascular research

Three University of Sydney academics have been awarded Research Development Project Grants to further their innovative research and collaborations in cardiovascular health.

27 October 2015

Managing your own data

Our personal data is everywhere and should be controlled and managed by us, not others,  a University of Sydney expert will argue at this week’s  ACM Multimedia Conference in Brisbane

26 October 2015

Ochre, Spinifex & Foil unlocks new science and industry potential

In a stunning new exhibition at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery, Ochre, Spinifex & Foil (OSF) investigates three materials embedded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and unlocks their science and creative potential in art, architecture and manufacturing.

26 October 2015

Explainer: what is genderqueer?

Genderqueer, transgender and genderfluid: what are the differences and how can we challenge the instinct to automatically label? Jessica Kean and Benjamin Bolton from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies write in The Conversation

26 October 2015

Brave new world of cancer treatment revealed

Dreams about cancer cures have historically been just that, but decades of painstaking research and dramatic advances in genetics are driving a revolution in cancer care.

26 October 2015

Staff, alumni and associates among 2016 NSW Australian of the Year finalists

Members of the University community in diverse fields including arts, politics, health sciences and education and social work have made the shortlist for NSW Australian of the Year nominations.

26 October 2015

Tough habit to stub out

The Chinese government is finally starting to tackle the problem of smoking addiction, as the increasing health and financial costs become more apparent, argue Professor Kerry Brown and Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen.