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06 February 2019

Underwater forests threatened by future climate change, new study finds

Research by Dr Ziggy Marzinelli finds predicted ocean warming and acidification can change microbes on the surface of kelp, leading to disease and further decline of kelp forests putting fisheries at risk.
06 February 2019

Fulbright Scholar studies ties between universities and industry

Associate Professor Eric Knight has been granted a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship to look at how academics drive technological development and the business models that are emerging as a result.
05 February 2019

Scientific breakthroughs take time, research confirms

Dr Isobel Ronai, who completed her PhD at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, makes the case for basic biological research.
05 February 2019

Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease

A new method to take genetic material from wild plants to boost the disease resistance of food crops is the outcome of an international collaboration.
05 February 2019

Banking Royal Commission: personal greed and corporate culture

The Banking Royal Commission's final report shows the real problem is how we value executives and workers, writes Dr Kym Sheehan, specialist in executive remuneration from the University of Sydney Law School.
05 February 2019

Partnering with India's premier institutions

The University of Sydney is strengthening its partnerships with two of India's leading universities to give students experience studying and working abroad.
04 February 2019

Back at school? Here is how to keep kids free of head lice

Head lice may be small but they can cause big worries for parents and carers of school aged children says University of Sydney medical entomologist Dr Cameron Webb.
01 February 2019

Banking royal commission to have 'monumental impact', say experts

Ahead of the banking royal commission's final report, University of Sydney experts say the findings should be a "wake up call" for the corporate regulator and are hoping it will provide the industry with clear guidance.
01 February 2019

Poetry and memoir win at Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Associate Professor Kate Lilley has taken out the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry for her collection Tilt, while Dr Omid Tofighian's translation of Behrouz Boochani's memoir garnered two prizes.
01 February 2019

Statin therapy found safe and effective for people over 75 years

Statin therapy is safe and effective in older people over 75 years and reduces major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, according to new research by the University of Sydney's Clinical Trials Centre published in The Lancet.