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18 April 2018

340,000 stars interrogated in search for Sun's siblings

A Sydney-led international group of astronomers has revealed the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the first major data release from the Galactic Archaeology survey GALAH for clues about how galaxies formed and evolved.
13 April 2018

University of Sydney at forefront of digital health research

The University of Sydney is a lead partner in the new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) announced today by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.

12 April 2018

University of Sydney engineers to enhance Defence capability

Aerospace engineers from the University of Sydney are among a cohort of industry and research organisations who will develop a next-generation Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for use by Australian soldiers.
12 April 2018

Scientists unlock path to use cell's nanoparticles as biomarkers

Developing a method to identify individual cell messengers, called extracellular vesicles, means they can now be used to detect cancer and other disease and be engineered for regenerative medicine.
10 April 2018

Professor Ben Eggleton appointed director of Sydney Nano

Professor Eggleton is a world expert on nanophotonics, the study of light at very small scales. He becomes director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute on 1 May, succeeding Professor Susan Pond.
09 April 2018

New imaging technique could lower radiation risk from PET scans

A University of Sydney medical imaging expert is among a team of global researchers who have developed a new PET scanning technique that promises to decrease patients’ exposure to radiation.
06 April 2018

Next-gen medical imaging facility to advance future of healthcare

The latest medical imaging technology is available to our researchers, students and collaborators with the launch of Sydney Imaging, designed to lead discoveries and education in patient diagnosis and treatment.
06 April 2018

A new chance for native animals threatened by feral invaders

Australia has lost 30 species of native mammals in 200 years; more than the rest of the world put together. Even in remote parts of Australia, feral animals threaten native species. A change of mindset could be the answer.
05 April 2018

Quantum spin-off company Q-CTRL teams up with IBM

Professor Michael Biercuk's Q-CTRL, based at the University, is one of just eight start-ups worldwide chosen as a collaborator in IBM's Q Network, giving it access to IBM's world-leading quantum technology.
05 April 2018

Ancient origins of viruses discovered

A new study published in Nature transforms our understanding of the origins and evolution of viruses.