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29 January 2020

Reform needed to counter cancer overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis is an increasing issue, with Australians now more likely to experience cancer diagnosis for five major cancer types compared to 30 years ago, but with no rise in mortality.
28 January 2020

University of Sydney update on coronavirus management plan

This afternoon the University of Sydney issued an update about its plan to manage the health risks associated with the novel coronavirus (n-CoV). All staff and students should avoid travelling to the Hubei province until further notice.
28 January 2020

New test to help predict the progression of melanoma

Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at a high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.
28 January 2020

China in 2020 - what can we expect?

Last Saturday 25 January was Chinese New Year. As we move into the year of the rat, experts at the University of Sydney share their thoughts on what we can expect from China in 2020.
28 January 2020

Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping

There is an increased risk of deadly cardiac arrests from short-term exposure to air pollution, even at concentrations that meet global standards. A comprehensive study shows tighter standards and cleaner energy are required.
24 January 2020

World-first database aims to prevent deadly mine dam disasters

On anniversary of Brumadinho disaster in Brazil, investors and pensions with more than $US13 trillion under management back database. Professor Elaine Baker has been a driving force in making this a reality.
24 January 2020

Pain treatment using human stem cells a success

Human stem cells and "pain-killing neurons" have successfully relieved chronic pain in mice. The breakthrough method may be tested on human patients suffering untreatable pain within five years.
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.