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29 February 2016

Human-robot chemistry created on the dance floor

Award-winning Taiwanese dancer, choreographer and inventor Huang Yi to dance alongside KUKA, his robot companion.

26 February 2016

University partners in medical cannabis trial for chemotherapy patients

A clinical trial using a new form of cannabis developed by the University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative will assess the use of the drug to prevent nausea and vomiting in people undergoing chemotherapy.

26 February 2016

University announces first-ever Mardi Gras Parade float

For the first time ever, the University of Sydney will join the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade with its own float.

25 February 2016

Take a stand

Workers who use sit-stand desks are just as productive as those who use traditional desks while enjoying a host of possible health benefits, according to a world-first study by researchers at the University of Sydney. 

25 February 2016

Call for humane government response to plight of asylum seekers in detention

Professor Elizabeth Elliott has called on the Federal Government for a more humane response to the plight of 267 asylum seekers held in offshore detention centres.

25 February 2016

Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growth

For the first time field-based research has found a link between ocean acidification and coral reef growth. Previous findings have been based on laboratory experiments.

24 February 2016

New research taking the fight to ovarian cancer

The latest research into genes and tumour mutations may offer new hope in the fight against one of the most tragic and challenging cancers – ovarian cancer. 

24 February 2016

How to keep small animals safe in hot weather

As temperatures soar towards 40 degrees, Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science shares her top five tips for preventing heat-related illness in small animals. 

23 February 2016

Did the Crusades lead to Islamic State?

Can we really understand anything about Islamic State by looking at the centuries-old struggle between Islam and Christianity, asks Professor of Religious Studies Carole Cusack.

23 February 2016

Research pinpoints devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are affected by a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, aggression, delinquency and diminished learning capacity a new review of evidence reveals.