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17 August 2018

The Young Tall Poppy trifecta

University of Sydney has scooped the Australian Institute of Policy & Science's Young Tall Poppy Awards, with public health researcher Dr Melody Ding named as the 2018 overall winner.
15 August 2018

Lower radiation doses could have big impact on cancer treatment

A collaboration between the School of Physics and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse has applied a striped model of radiation therapy for cancer treatment that should mean lower doses for patients.
14 August 2018

Can Skippy disrupt the sports injury repair market?

The University of Sydney and three industry partners plan to disrupt the billion-dollar ligament-replacement market with new and uniquely Australian materials.
14 August 2018

Illicit cannabis used for pain, mental health, sleep conditions

Australians who used illicit cannabis for medical reasons did so mainly to treat chronic pain, mental health, sleep and neurological conditions like epilepsy or seizure disorders, according to University of Sydney research.
13 August 2018

Women making an impact in STEMM

Across the University of Sydney, our female researchers are breaking new ground - and the glass ceiling - in their fields. In celebrating National Science Week (11-19 August), we asked some inspiring women about succeeding in STEMM.
09 August 2018

Australians on a roll at world mathematics congress

In a rare honour, Professor Geordie Williamson has delivered a 'brilliant lecture' at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He becomes the first Australia-based scholar to do so.
08 August 2018

Spring into vaccination this kitten season to avoid killer virus

A spike in vaccination has been announced, following the re-emergence of the deadly Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) and an awareness campaign, but with the kitten season approaching there is no room for complacency
07 August 2018

Sydney partners with government on new innovation precinct

The University of Sydney is joining forces with the NSW government and leaders in the tech industry on a major new innovation precinct to generate jobs and cement Sydney's reputation as the innovation capital of Australia.
06 August 2018

How art changes the brain

03 August 2018

Festival of science, medicine and health fortnight begins

From neuroscience and music to sport and the environment, researchers, students and celebrity scientists are involved in a range of events as part of this year's Sydney Science Festival from 7 to 19 August.