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2019: all news

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15 October 2019

Estuarine waters hold promise in global pain-relief hunt

In a world first, a team of Australian-led researchers has discovered a uniquely shaped fungus in pristine waters, which may mimic opioids with fewer side-effects. It had been hoped that such a molecular structure might exist.

14 October 2019

Organs 'too risky' to donate may be safer than we think

Detailed infectious virus testing shows potential for increasing organ donation in Australia, by including people previously ineligible due to increased risk of blood-borne viruses, writes Dr Karen Waller and Prof Angela Webster.
14 October 2019

Motor neurone disease fundraising: one family's fight for life

Motor neurone disease has affected the Churm family for generations, and there is no knowing when the deadly condition will strike next. Now the Churms are fighting back.
11 October 2019

How to stay safe online

School of Computer Science academic, Dr Suranga Seneviratne shares his advice on how to stay safe online to avoid malware and hackers corrupting your devices.
10 October 2019

Tech entrepreneurs connecting through the Sydney Knowledge Hub

The head of the Sydney Knowledge Hub, Rupal Ismin, is ready to create deep connections between STEM entrepreneurs and the University of Sydney.
10 October 2019

Historic Melbourne-Sydney rivalry continues on the Yarra River

Both highly trained athletes and novice rowers will take to the Yarra River on Saturday 12 October in the annual rowing race between the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney.
09 October 2019

How to keep cool in a blackout during a heatwave

What works best when there is no air-conditioning - it's an issue faced increasingly by residents of densely populated cities. Blackouts during heatwaves are becoming common; a new paper could give comfort and save lives.
08 October 2019

Unique online platform engages youth in suicide prevention: study

A one-stop-shop digital disruptor developed by Sydney researchers - which initially focused on at risk youth - reports on its first trials. The platform, now delivered through InnoWell, has extended to all ages, supported by $30m government funding.
08 October 2019

A dormant volcano: the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

3.5 million years ago, a supermassive black hole at the heart of our Galaxy spat out an enormous flare. Our researchers worked with an international team to make the discovery. Physicist and astronomy expert, Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn explains how they did it.
08 October 2019

Veterinarian wins Avian Practitioner of the Year

Associate Professor Lorenzo Crosta, Director of the University of Sydney's Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital in Camden, has won the TJ Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year award from the Lafeber Company in the US.