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2018: all news

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

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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. In celebrating National Science Week (11-19 August), we asked 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.
10 August 2018

How students interact on campus (and why chocolate can help)

University is not just a place of study but where people meet and forge new friendships and networks that last a lifetime, write Drs Petr Matous and Faezeh Karimi. New research looks at where people congregate on campus.
09 August 2018

Polypharmacy in the elderly: new project investigates

Inappropriate polypharmacy is a common problem where patients are taking more medication than medically necessary. Professor Sarah Hilmer is on a mission to promote the 'deprescribing' of unnecessary drugs.
09 August 2018

Australians on a roll at world mathematics congress

In a rare honour, Professor Geordie Williamson has delivered a 'brilliant lecture' at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He becomes the first Australia-based scholar to do so.
09 August 2018

The Dead Oscar Award goes to...

Sydney College of the Arts and the Sydney Underground Film Festival present a series of events led by the hottest local and international talent in independent filmmaking, with nominees competing for the coveted Dead Oscar.
09 August 2018

Academic freedom and respect underpin university culture

The University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor responds to criticism published in the Daily Telegraph, defending the reputations of academic staff and explaining that freedom of expression and respect are critical to the University's culture.
08 August 2018

Spring into vaccination this kitten season to avoid killer virus

A spike in vaccination has been announced, following the re-emergence of the deadly Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) and an awareness campaign, but with the kitten season approaching there is no room for complacency
08 August 2018

Faster, cheaper way to make gene-therapies wins grant

The NSW government has awarded $500,000 to Indee Labs to partner with the University of Sydney to eliminate the need for viruses to make gene-modified cells capable of curing some forms of blood cancer.