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2018: all news

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21 September 2018

Transforming devastated landscapes with permaculture

The humanitarian crises that most of us only read about are often witnessed firsthand by alumna Rosemary Morrow, as she travels the world to help refugees and displaced people grow food.
20 September 2018

How the law failed the victims of the Bowraville murder case

Last week, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal added another chapter to the decades-long story of injustice for the Indigenous community of Bowraville. David Hamer from Sydney Law School explores how the laws of 'double jeopardy' have put obstacles in the path of the prosecution for a third child murder.
20 September 2018

Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?

A new study from University of Sydney found the effect of an 8-week home-based video game program was comparable to exercise programs completed under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
20 September 2018

Cane toad genome sequenced for the first time

Emeritus Professor Rick Shine says deeper understanding of this introduced species will help develop improved methods for managing its impact on Australia's fauna and environment.
19 September 2018

When politics corrupts the fairness of elections

Arranging election district boundaries can be made to favour a particular party, creating a problem for democracy. Working for the Campaign Legal Centre, alumna Ruth Greenwood is on the front line, fighting for fairness.
19 September 2018

Revealed: how to protect livestock from predators

Three nonlethal methods are effective for protecting livestock from wildlife predators, new research reveals.
18 September 2018

Diagnosing kidney disease: the gift that could change lives

Kidney specialist Professor Carol Pollock has been treating Vicki Hanson for more than 20 years. Now Vicki is expressing her gratitude with a donation that could help millions worldwide.
18 September 2018

Neurodegeneration research boosted by $1.25 million gift

With Australia's ageing population an increasing concern, a generous donor is supporting research into diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
18 September 2018

The law professor who changed lives and inspired a $195,000 gift

Tom Yim says he would never have got through University without the help of Emeritus Professor Colin Phegan. Now he is honouring his former lecturer by making a gift that will help a new generation of law students.

18 September 2018

How a $300,000 gift will support crucial eye research

A generous donor is helping to tackle a disease that has been part of his life since childhood to support important research.