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27 June 2018

Jockey seeking answers pledges brain to science

Veteran jockey Dale Spriggs who is suffering the impacts of 20 or more concussions has pledged his brain to The Australian Sports Brain Bank run by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

27 June 2018

The 78ers Legacy Fund: crowdfunding to celebrate Mardi Gras' 40th

A University of Sydney crowdfunding initiative will honour the activists who took to Sydney's streets for the first Mardi Gras and helped transform gay and lesbian lives in Australia.

27 June 2018

Decoded stretchy molecule gives living tissues flexibility

Researchers have decoded the molecular structure of tropoelastin, a protein that gives living tissues the ability to stretch and retract, and detailed how its structure is altered in various genetically-driven diseases.
27 June 2018

Dr Shelley Wickham wins Westpac Fellowship to study DNA origami

Dr Wickham will build new tools made from DNA origami - tiny tweezers, spanners, wrenches and springs - to better understand blood clotting on nanosurfaces and ultimately design better materials.