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18 June 2018

Professor Xiaoke Yi wins Women in Industry award

Professor Xiaoke Yi has won a Women in Industry award in the Engineering category at this year's fifth annual event dedicated to the awards.
13 June 2018

Stories and Structures: Aboriginal art meets the microscopic world

Twenty-one Indigenous artists have teamed up with some of Australia's leading microscopy scientists to explore the interplay between Country, its stories and its structures at the microscopic scale.
12 June 2018

Sydney students design smart bandage for burns

A team of undergraduate students who envisioned a new way to harness design and biotechnology, has been selected as a finalist to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
08 June 2018

Nutritional quality of fish and squid reduced by warm water events

The nutritional quality of fish and squid deteriorates under warm water events, research reveals - with implications for the marine environment, marine predators and fisheries capturing food for human consumption.
08 June 2018

Monkeys eat fats and carbs to keep warm

Crave comfort foods in cooler months? You're in good company. Golden snub-nosed monkeys prefer to eat more fats and carbohydrates in winter to help generate heat, research suggests.
05 June 2018

Making waves: new study proves long-standing physics theory

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Sydney, has used the famous 'Schrödinger equation' to prove the existence of a wall phenomenon impacting on the physics of waves.
31 May 2018

R&D tax bonus not the only reason to work with unis

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research-Enterprise & Engagement) A/Prof Eric Knight writes in this opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review about the hidden risks to company directors of not engaging with universities.
31 May 2018

Bacterial biofilms target of new manufacturing research partnership

Novel solutions for biofilm infections are the focus of a collaborative research agreement between the University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
31 May 2018

New training centre for rising biomedical innovators in Sydney

The University of Sydney is excited to announce its leading role in supporting the next generation of biomedical engineers skilled at addressing Australia's future health challenges.
30 May 2018

Prediction method developed for epileptic seizures

System to predict epileptic seizures developed by Dr Omid Kavehei designed to give 30-minute warning using data from a non-surgical device and is based on latest artificial intelligence and machine learning.