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01 May 2018

The fight to beat breast cancer with a blood test

Working for a start-up in 2008, Dharmica Mistry made a discovery that led her to file for an international patent. Ten years on, she’s hoping to commercialise this research to address shortcomings in breast cancer detection.
01 May 2018

World-first synthesis of globalisation effects on people & planet

A review of the international trade footprint on people and the planet show about a third of the impact is displaced from rich to poorer nations. Consumption-based accounting is set to close loopholes like ‘carbon leakage’.
30 April 2018

Nation’s first institute for eating disorders research launched

Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders was launched today by Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies.
28 April 2018

Disease-free Tasmanian devils found

A mission to trap Tasmanian devils in the state’s remote south west coast has found healthy animals with an absence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease.
24 April 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age: new study

Sydney scientists have discovered just one number captures the essence of a galaxy’s shape and moves in lockstep with its age – young ones are thin and old ones are fat – which could provide insights into galaxy formation.
24 April 2018

New funding to develop one-of-a-kind biomedical device

New government funding will help one of the University of Sydney’s key industry partners significantly progress the commercialisation of a one-of-a-kind innovation developed by our biomedical engineering researchers.
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.