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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.
14 February 2018

What is your real 'biological age'?

Having an older biological age on aged-based risk calculators simply means you have at least one risk factor that is higher than the number set as "normal", writes Dr Carissa Bonner from the School of Public Health.
14 February 2018

How maths brought two PhD students together

University of Sydney mathematicians Zsuzsanna Dancso and Stephen Morgan found they had a common denominator.
14 February 2018

How big pharma could be influencing your healthcare

Call to rid professional education of commercial sponsorship, as analysis of industry-funded events suggests a link between pharmaceutical marketing and the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of certain conditions.
12 February 2018

Opioids for muscle and joint pain in older people may be harmful

A new study has shown that opioids offer older people with muscle and joint pain little benefit, whilst significantly increasing the risk of serious negative side effects.
12 February 2018

Empowering Indonesia's future leaders

Leaders from Disabled People's Organisations have completed a two-week leadership run by the University of Sydney.
09 February 2018

Allergan to acquire University of Sydney spinoff Elastagen

University spinoff Elastagen Pty Ltd has entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan plc, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has agreed to acquire the company.
09 February 2018

Termites' unique gut 'factory' key to global domination

An international team of scientists led by Sydney has found the secret of termites' success lies in the millions of unique micro-organisms in their guts, which they not only inherit but also share across colonies.