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2018: all news

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney.

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15 August 2018

Over $16m funding for new health and medical research

Sydney researchers were successful in securing over $16 million in NHMRC funding for 28 projects, including the most Early Career Fellowships awarded to any institution in NSW.
15 August 2018

Sydney climbs 15 places in latest ARWU rankings

The University of Sydney has ranked 68th in the world and 3rd in Australia in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), its best result since the ARWU rankings began in 2003.
14 August 2018

Internationally diverse enrolments highlight of full time MBA

The University of Sydney Business School is now delivering its long awaited industry oriented and leadership focused full time MBA program with an international cohort, which is both gender and culturally diverse.
14 August 2018

Can Skippy disrupt the sports injury repair market?

The University of Sydney and three industry partners plan to disrupt the billion-dollar ligament-replacement market with new and uniquely Australian materials.
14 August 2018

New gene test could improve treatment of breast cancer

A low-cost test to more accurately predict which breast cancers are at higher risk of relapse and thus inform better treatment decisions, is being pioneered by researchers at the University of Sydney.
14 August 2018

Illicit cannabis used for pain, mental health, sleep conditions

Australians who used illicit cannabis for medical reasons did so mainly to treat chronic pain, mental health, sleep and neurological conditions like epilepsy or seizure disorders, according to University of Sydney research.
13 August 2018

$1.1 million funding for magic pen that corrects eye injuries

A BioPen that uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds has taken a giant leap towards being commercially available, after the NSW Medical Devices Fund awarded its creators $1.1 million.
13 August 2018

Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and over-treatment, say experts

Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over-treatment.
13 August 2018

Women making an impact in STEMM

Across the University of Sydney, our female researchers are breaking new ground - and the glass ceiling - in their fields. As we celebrate National Science Week, we ask some inspiring women about succeeding in STEMM.
10 August 2018

New centre uses apps to raise health in Sydney's west

Text messaging to control blood pressure in diabetics and mobile phone apps to support medication use are among the digital health programs led by a new University of Sydney research centre launched today in Westmead.