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01 November 2019

Universities launch new report card on western Sydney

The Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney release recommendations on developing an education, health and research global centre of excellence, through their Vision for the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula (GPOP).
31 October 2019

Sydney researchers helping to break the cycle of disadvantage

University of Sydney economists and health experts will spearhead a new research project that will help Australian children and families overcome the challenges of deep and persistent disadvantage.
30 October 2019

Sydney taps into potential of 'mini-degrees'

A suite of new health micro-credentials, some unique to the University of Sydney, have been introduced to help time-poor healthcare professionals upskill and stay competitive.
30 October 2019

University of Sydney team wins global BioMod competition

Students from the University of Sydney have come first in a global competition to make 'the coolest stuff out of the molecules of life'. Contestants included Imperial College London, Ohio State University, University of British Columbia and University of Tokyo.
29 October 2019

'DNA time capsule' reveals birthplace of modern humans

A landmark study led by Sydney researchers pinpoints the birthplace of modern humans in southern Africa and suggests how climate change may have driven the first migrations.
23 October 2019

What happens in our brain when we do complex tasks?

Researchers are beginning to untangle what lies behind complex brain activity, with a combination of a brain imaging technique and a Sudoku-like puzzle, writes Dr James (Mac) Shine from the Brain and Mind Centre.
22 October 2019

Professor Julie Leask wins AFR Women of Influence award

Professor Julie Leask has been named as the overall winner in the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence awards for her pioneering work in addressing vaccination rates in Australia and internationally.
22 October 2019

Charlotte Wood's The Weekend launched at Charles Perkins Centre

Acclaimed author Charlotte Wood, the first recipient of the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, launched her new book The Weekend last night.
21 October 2019

Digital mental health project wins industry grant for new trial

The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt MP highlights mental health as Australia's greatest challenge as the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre and Bupa launch an ambitious digital health care trial through the InnoWell platform.
21 October 2019

3D mammograms could improve breast cancer screening

Sydney researchers have evaluated the effectiveness of advanced mammography technology, finding improvements for breast cancer detection but cautioning it's too soon to tell if it will lead to better health outcomes.