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12 August 2019

Online options for youth mental health

The statistic is distressing but it suggests an effective place to start treatment: 75 percent of mental health problems begin before age 25, and 50 percent before age 15. Now a common point of contact has suggested a radical approach to service delivery.
09 August 2019

IPCC report on climate change and land: experts react

Experts from across the University of Sydney have warned that significant changes to the way we produce and consume food are needed if we want to save the planet from catastrophic climate change.
09 August 2019

How can future urban development ensure our lived experiences?

The Lendlease Bradfield Scholarship was established in recognition of John Bradfield, celebrated engineer and Sydney University alumnus whose vision drove two of Sydney's most transformative projects: the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the underground railway.
09 August 2019

Funding boosts cardiovascular research at Sydney

University of Sydney researchers receive NSW Government funding to help combat Australia's number one killer - cardiovascular disease.
08 August 2019

Q&A with Lindsay McCabe: Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme tutor

For the past two years Lindsay McCabe, Sydney University honours student, has helped new students through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS). We sat down with Lindsay to understand what it's like to be an ITAS tutor.
07 August 2019

Google awards $1m to University of Sydney to put AI into health

The Westmead Applied Research Centre has won Australia's inaugural $1 million Google.org AI Impact Challenge for a translational digital health program that will use digital tools to prevent heart attacks.
06 August 2019

New museum takes shape

Building of the Chau Chak Wing Museum continues, with construction scheduled for completion early next year.
06 August 2019

Is FaceApp hoarding our data?

In recent weeks there have been privacy concerns and questions around how FaceApp processes facial images, and whether the app is amassing a database of user-submitted images for political purposes, under the guise of a light-hearted game.
06 August 2019

Is it safe to use an electric fan for cooling?

The safety and effectiveness of electric fans in heatwaves depend on the climate and basing public health advice on common weather metrics could be misleading, according to a new study from the University of Sydney.
05 August 2019

Desert ants thriving, despite looming Insectageddon

The longest study of its kind has found the 'workers of the desert' are helping to stabilise fragile ecosystems.