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18 April 2019

Cannabis use in inflammatory bowel disease: new surveys announced

Two new surveys announced for patients using or considering using medicinal cannabis to ease the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and for specialists caring for these patients.
18 April 2019

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead

University of Sydney researchers have developed a model that can predict outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend.
18 April 2019

World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams

The quantum theory group at the University of Sydney is behind two papers published this month in Nature publications that are pushing the boundaries of quantum computing.
17 April 2019

Help spot insects on flowers by joining the wild pollinator count

Citizen scientists are invited to join the autumn Wild Pollinator Count from 14 to 21 April. Grab a hat and some sunscreen and get outdoors to spot pollinators for science.
17 April 2019

Level the playing field to keep future swim stars in the water

The University of Sydney and Swimming Australia are collaborating on a world-first project investigating the impact growth spurts and different rates of development have on performance and ongoing involvement in swimming.
16 April 2019

Teenagers tackle world's biggest medical challenges

Over two-hundred high school students attended the University of Sydney's 2019 Bioengineering Innovation Outreach Challenge and were asked to identify innovative solutions to some of the world's most complex medical challenges.
15 April 2019

Shark bite research reveals politicians' fishy behaviour

More than a decade's worth of research has revealed how politicians manipulate highly emotional incidents like shark bites to influence public sentiment and protect their own interests.
12 April 2019

A lifetime of curing disease: Professor Charles Mackenzie

Professor Charles Mackenzie is a global leader in veterinary science and human health research, especially recognised for his work on understanding and treating parasitic diseases in both humans and animals.
10 April 2019

How close are we really to 3D printing organs?

3D printing technologies are now so advanced they can create structures on a nanoscale. But how close are we to seeing 3D printed organs in the market? Professor Hala Zreiqat and Dr Peter Newman explain.
09 April 2019

Indigenous skills vital to conservation research outcomes

Sydney conservation biologists have demonstrated Indigenous rangers are an essential part of scientific research outcomes, and urge researchers around the world to give Indigenous peoples a voice.