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15 December 2016

Composer strikes a chord with people living with dementia

A University of Sydney student and composer, Cyrus Meurant, has collaborated with an Australian aged-care facility on a unique recording project that will be music to the ears of dementia sufferers.

14 December 2016

10 Sydney Ideas podcasts to get you through the summer break

We've got your podcast needs covered this holiday break, with a selection of highlights picked out by the Sydney Ideas team.

14 December 2016

Top tips to keep your pet healthy and happy this summer

The festive season can be hazardous for companion animals so we need to take precautions to keep them healthy and happy. Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science tells us the major things to be aware of this summer.

14 December 2016

Sydney researchers go global

From Antarctica to Amsterdam, many of our researchers will be delving into archives, excavating archaeological sites and collaborating with international peers during the teaching break.

14 December 2016

Brain structure best explains our dwindling tolerance of risk

Nature findings will improve understanding of decision-making, as global demographics shift toward an aged population. 

14 December 2016

Exotic mosquitoes a clear and present danger for Australians

Fears of outbreaks of Zika and dengue due to Australian travellers visiting affected countries this summer.

13 December 2016

Sydney alum off to Stanford as Monash scholar

University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.

13 December 2016

Confidence boost linked to weight loss in smartphone trial

Confidence is key when motivating young people to change their diet and exercise habits, new research from the University of Sydney shows.

13 December 2016

New diamond harder than ring bling

An international team has created a harder-than-diamond Lonsdaleite diamond – usually found at the site of meteoric impacts. Unlike cubic diamonds, the hexagonal creation is more likely to be used in manufacturing.

12 December 2016

We need strict penalties for insider trading

Insider trading is not a victimless crime. In the wake of the Senate inquiry into financial crime, Dr Juliette Overland from the Business School explains why we need strict penalties.