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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.
04 April 2018

Soil expert Iain Young appointed as Dean of Science

Biophysicist Professor Iain Young led major research groups in Scotland before taking a leadership role at the University of New England, followed by his appointment heading Sydney’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
03 April 2018

The mummy within: 2500-year old coffin's contents revealed

An excavation of a little-investigated Egyptian coffin from the Nicholson Museum’s mummy collection has revealed what is likely the mummified remains of a 26th Dynasty (6th century BC) woman.
03 April 2018

How to cut the rise of superbugs? Experts can't agree

Australia’s doctors, dentists and veterinarians can’t agree whose job it is to reduce the rise of antimicrobial resistance, new research reveals.