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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.
08 February 2018

Celebrating women and girls in science

University of Sydney scientists are today hosting a conversation in Westmead on the achievements and challenges facing women in science.
07 February 2018

Why heart age calculators should be used with caution

Online heart age and heart disease risk calculators are widely used but often misleading for the average person, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.
07 February 2018

New drug discovery project tackles neglected tropical disease

A drug discovery project launched late yesterday will take an open source approach to discover compounds that could lead to treatment for a neglected tropical infectious disease which causes devastating deformities.
07 February 2018

Racehorses unaffected by Hendra vaccination: study

An extensive study for the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission published in the Australian Veterinary Journal this week demonstrates that vaccinating against the Hendra virus does not reduce the chances of a horse winning.
06 February 2018

Simple molecule could prevent, alleviate pre-diabetes

Restoring levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ), a key molecule in energy production in cells, could overcome insulin resistance or pre-diabetes - a precursor to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
06 February 2018

$1.7 million funding for new ARC Linkage projects

Three University of Sydney projects have been awarded $1.7 million in funding as part of the first Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project outcomes for 2018.
06 February 2018

University of Sydney to help celebrate 40 years of Mardi Gras

For the third time the University of Sydney will be joining the festivities on Oxford Street to celebrate the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, this year as an official supporter of the event.
06 February 2018

Love blossoms on campus

From Jacaranda tree proposals, weddings in the quad, and couples who first locked eyes at OWeek, the following stories will have your hearts blooming with love this Valentine's Day, so settle in for a long read.
06 February 2018

Update on carbon footprint investment strategy

The University has met a three-year target to reduce the carbon footprint of its share portfolio, a target set to address concerns about climate change and investment in fossil fuels.