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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.
21 January 2020

How a first edition of Principia with Isaac Newton's notes got to Sydney

The University of Sydney copy of Principia is one of only four in the world known to have handwriting by Sir Isaac Newton.
17 January 2020

Bushfires left millions of animals dead. We should use them, not bury them.

Carcasses can play a positive role as landscapes recover from bushfires, providing rich nutrients for other native animal, microbial and plant species.
17 January 2020

Live-in program inspires future engineers

25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from years 10, 11 and 12 have attended a one-week program at the Faculty of Engineering to learn key skills and meet experts from the sector.
15 January 2020

Davy Jones' locker opened: how metals stay on top of the seafloor

Understanding how deep-ocean metals remain uncovered on the open sea floor could help geoscientists provide advice to the mining industry.
14 January 2020

University launches crowdfunding campaign for bushfire-affected animals

The University of Sydney is asking the public to support our emergency veterinary assistance for animals affected by the bushfires.