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2018: all news

23 February 2018

Kids with chronic kidney disease have lower IQs

New research reveals children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have lower IQs and are at greater risk of deficits in academic skills, including visual and verbal memory, and executive function.
23 February 2018

Why you're probably not 'addicted' to your smartphone

Obsessively checking your smartphone apps might look like addiction, but is it? Dr Andrew Campbell, a University of Sydney expert in cyberpsychology, explains and offers evidence-based tips to reduce smartphone use.
22 February 2018

Impact of misunderstanding genetic tests for heart conditions

Patients who undergo genetic testing for inherited heart disease need to be better informed to know how to interpret the results and understand the impact the results will have on their life, a University of Sydney study has found.
22 February 2018

Australians support a whip ban in horse racing: poll

An overwhelming majority of Australians favour a whip ban – and most horseracing enthusiasts would not walk away – providing a strong incentive to stop the spectacle of whipping, which science shows does not increase wins.
22 February 2018

5 career barriers and how to break through them

Gender barriers in the workplace can be hard to break. University of Sydney academics offer tips to tackle career obstacles this International Women's Day.
21 February 2018

Why Australia should play the long game in the US infrastructure plan

Australia needs to play the long game in the US where exemplarily customer led infrastructure is what distinguishes us, writes Garry Bowditch from the University's John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.
20 February 2018

Largest ever crowdfunded gift to University helps fight cancer

The family of an Australian human rights activist has raised $100,000 to help tackle pancreatic cancer. It is the largest ever crowdfunded gift to the University of Sydney.
15 February 2018

How seafloor weathering drives the slow carbon cycle

Geologists have uncovered a connection between atmospheric carbon dioxide cycles and the fluctuating capacity of the ocean crust to store it, which could help predict how the Earth will react to increases in atmospheric CO2.
15 February 2018

Experts call to prevent injuries at indoor trampoline parks

Injury experts are urgently calling for a mandatory Australian Standard to prevent the rise of serious injuries linked to the booming use of indoor trampoline parks.
15 February 2018

Kinoxis Therapeutics launched to develop anti-addiction drugs

Some $3.9 million has been raised in an initial financing round to develop novel anti-addiction compounds. SOC-1, which will progress through pre-clinical testing, mimics the properties of the “pleasure hormone” oxytocin.