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10 June 2016

Canberra could make more use of academe

Governments should capitalise on wealth of Australian expertise for provision of public service, writes Professor Ben Saul.

10 June 2016

Why we need to pay more attention to negative clinical trials

Sometimes, the most important steps in medical research are the ones we ignore, writes Adrian Pokorny.

09 June 2016

Chronic lower respiratory disease - the fourth biggest killer of Australians

Reducing smoking, prescribed asthma treatments, and improving access to healthcare are our biggest hopes for decreasing the death rate, writes Stephen Milne.

09 June 2016

University of Sydney wins $19m in Cancer Institute NSW grants

The Cancer Institute NSW has awarded $19 million to University of Sydney scholars to advance fundamental and applied research, support the careers of promising researchers, and improve research infrastructure. 

08 June 2016

New Head of School and Dean appointed at the Con

The University of Sydney announced the appointment of Professor Anna Reid as the new Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

08 June 2016

Leading legal expert named Harvard Chair in Australian Studies

The University of Sydney and Harvard University have announced the appointment of Professor Ben Saul to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2017–2018 academic year.

08 June 2016

Sex in dragons: a complicated affair

The large, spectacular Australian desert Bearded Dragon is under scrutiny because of the prospensity for genetically male lizards to develop into females. New research spearheaded by the University of Sydney shows the sex-reversed 'females' display more male characteristics than even the male-bodied lizards. 

07 June 2016

Medicare rebate freeze: counting the cost to doctors and patients

Health is shaping up to be one of the major election issues, with proposed changes to Medicare rebates and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) potentially costing patients more to receive health care.

07 June 2016

Malcolm or Bill: who would you invite to your barbecue?

Putting aside the significant policy differences between the political parties in the upcoming federal election, some Australians end up voting on the basis of who they would rather share a barbecue with, writes Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley. 

07 June 2016

Pre-election web tool helps voters get up to speed

University experts are contributing to an online tool which allows Australians to assess their political leanings against the major parties' positions on key themes, in the lead-up to the July 2 Federal Election.