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24 January 2020

ARC funding for myrtle rust and aerosol measurement technology

Sydney researchers have received $753,000 in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grants to combat myrtle rust and to develop new technologies to better characterise aerosols.
23 January 2020

Back to school: 6 tips from our experts

What can parents and educators do to support students starting school? With the new school year around the corner, University of Sydney experts in education, child psychology and children's health provide evidence-based tips.
23 January 2020

Fulbright Scholarship success

This year, the University of Sydney has its largest contingent of Fulbright Scholars since 1972, with eight members of the University community receiving the prestigious scholarship to undertake further study and research in the United States.
22 January 2020

The NDIS and mental illness: what needs to change?

It's hard for people with severe mental illness to get in the NDIS and the problems don't stop there, write Nicola Hancock and Jennifer Smith-Merry from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy.
21 January 2020

6 steps to successful weight loss for women

Obesity researcher Dr Nick Fuller outlines his six key steps to healthy weight loss for women, using his evidence-based Interval Weight Loss approach.
19 December 2019

10 health stories that got people talking this year

It's been a busy year for our health and medical researchers. From our own research into diet, climate and vaccination to expert commentary on sports doping, measles and bushfires.
18 December 2019

The gene therapy research that could save a family of four

Mary and Neveah Taouk suffer from a disorder so rare it has no name. Now, thanks to new research and a crowdfunding push, the sisters and their parents have a glimpse of hope.
17 December 2019

Sydney research among most influential of 2019

Three research papers featuring University of Sydney academics - on the 'insect apocalypse', the birthplace of modern humans and the global climate emergency - have been ranked among the world's most influential scientific studies for 2019.
17 December 2019

Westmead advanced manufacturing to transform lives

The NSW Government has announced $25 million to fund a facility at Westmead that will give patients with genetic diseases, cancers and viral infections across Australia faster access to ground-breaking trial therapies.
12 December 2019

Barry and Joy Lambert recognised as medicinal cannabis pioneers

Philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert have been recognised with Honorary Fellowships by the University of Sydney for their pioneering collaboration on the establishment of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics.