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20 December 2017

New report reveals insights into clinical trials in Australia

A new report reveals Australia ranks in the top tier of national clinical trial activity with more than 10,000 clinical trials conducted between 2006-2015, with cancer the most frequently studied health issue.
20 December 2017

Top tips: How to stay cool in the heat

As temperatures start to soar in Australia, our people are leading research on how to protect the vulnerable during heatwaves.
20 December 2017

Are mosquito coils good or bad for our health?

How do mosquito coils work? Are they dangerous for your health? Medical entomologist Dr Cameron Webb explains.
19 December 2017

New scholarships to support Indigenous and refugee students

Thanks to a $125,000 donation, new scholarships are available to help students in need make their mark on the world.
19 December 2017

Professor Jennifer Byrne named in Nature journal’s top 10

Professor Byrne is the only Australian researcher named in international journal Nature’s Top 10 academics of 2017 for her work identifying research papers that could mislead researchers working on cancer treatments.
18 December 2017

How Christmas traditions evolved around the world

Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion explores the distinct variations of Christmas, including the Dutch Sinterklaaas and the European Krampus.
18 December 2017

Surveys show the public has lost its appetite for shark culls

A Senate committee has recommended an end to sharks culls and nets. According to surveys, the public is on board with the idea of ending policies that are lethal to sharks, write Drs Chris Pepin-Neff and Thomas Wynter.
18 December 2017

5 steps Australia can take to build an effective space agency

Establishing a space agency in Australia is a sensible decision with bipartisan support, writes Anthony Wicht from the US Studies Centre. So how do we get there?
15 December 2017

Sydney academics selected to teach and research at Harvard

Twenty-seven Sydney academics have been selected to receive mobility funding to carry out teaching and research projects at Harvard University.
15 December 2017

10 best Sydney science discoveries 2017

From squirtable surgical glue to gravitational waves, University of Sydney scientists have been hitting the headlines in 2017.