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29 August 2019

Sydney researchers secure $38 million in NHMRC funding

University of Sydney researchers have excelled in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round, attracting more than $38 million for our projects extending from Sydney to rural NSW.
29 August 2019

Seeking prostate cancer treatments in the DNA of ancient tribes

Professor Vanessa Hayes' quest to understand the drivers of prostate cancer takes her from the laboratory to the African desert. Her discoveries could lead to earlier diagnosis and more targeted treatments.
28 August 2019

Eureka Prizes: Sydney leads the way in leadership and innovation

Our researchers have won three Eureka Prizes, including two prizes for scientific leadership and a third for innovative use of technology.
26 August 2019

An underrated way to live longer

Professor Luigi Fontana summarises the presentation that he delivered at the Australian Biology of Ageing Conference 2019.
23 August 2019

What's happening in the Amazon?

Scientists, engineers and anthropology experts from the University of Sydney discuss the inferno that's raging through the Amazon, devastating large swathes of rainforest and increasing CO2 levels.
23 August 2019

New vaccine targets killer disease tuberculosis

There is only one existing vaccine for TB and it is not effective in adults. Researchers at the Centenary Institute and University of Sydney will next test their new vaccine in clinical trials with humans.
22 August 2019

When the patient is the planet

What should doctors do when the patient in the emergency room is the planet? History can help us understand and answer this pressing question.
22 August 2019

Sydney academics recognised for cardiovascular research excellence

Two University of Sydney researchers who are taking a unique and innovative approach to the study of cardiovascular health have each been awarded the Ministerial Award for Cardiovascular Research Excellence.
20 August 2019

How a Sydney surgeon saved Caleb's smile

When an operation for brain cancer left a nine-year-old boy's face paralysed, a University surgeon and an anonymous donor stepped in to help.

15 August 2019

Plasma coating developed to decrease bone implant rejections

One million Australians have undergone joint replacement surgery and the numbers are growing. University of Sydney researchers have developed a bone implant coating that could lead to improved implant outcomes.