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27 September 2017

Digging deep with Sydney Institute of Agriculture

Professor Alex McBratney, Sydney Institute of Agriculture director and soil fanatic, discusses his journey to Sydney from Scotland and what has kept him here.

27 September 2017

New food and agriculture not as we know it

The National Farmers’ Federation launched the Sydney Institute of Agriculture with director Professor Alex McBratney, calling for a New Agriculture to address noble and global challenges while giving consumers what they want.

27 September 2017

Harnessing long-term data key to meeting fitness goals

While FitBits, Apple Watches and Garmin sportswatches have motivated people to get more active, a new University of Sydney study has revealed that activity tracker users are missing out on key opportunities to meet their health and fitness goals.

27 September 2017

University of Sydney partners with German Aerospace Centre

A new partnership will see the University of Sydney work closely with Germany's national space agency the German Aerospace Center (DLR) on new space engineering projects.

26 September 2017

4 tips to help manage your mental health

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or stressed, you may find it helpful to learn how to manage your mental health. Here are four tips from our mental health expert Professor Niels Buus. 

25 September 2017

New web resource for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The federal government has funded a new web resource developed by the University of Sydney to assist the prevention and response to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

25 September 2017

University of Sydney engagement with China: statement

Statement from Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence to staff regarding the University of Sydney's engagement with China.

25 September 2017

How can we get more people to vaccinate?

People may say they never get the flu so they don’t need the vaccine, but you can pass on the virus without knowing you have it, writes Associate Professor Julie Leask and Samantha Carlson.

25 September 2017

Is medical marijuana the next wonder drug?

People involved in medical cannabis can find themselves in a twilight zone where the law may prevent its use after other treatments fail. Iain McGregor explains the vision, stories and studies behind the Lambert Initiative.

22 September 2017

Dementia rates may be falling, not rising

World Alzheimer’s Day is a timely occasion to examine dementia statistics commonly quoted by advocacy groups and researchers.