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31 May 2018

New training centre for rising biomedical innovators in Sydney

The University of Sydney is excited to announce its leading role in supporting the next generation of biomedical engineers skilled at addressing Australia's future health challenges.
30 May 2018

Prediction method developed for epileptic seizures

System to predict epileptic seizures developed by Dr Omid Kavehei designed to give 30-minute warning using data from a non-surgical device and is based on latest artificial intelligence and machine learning.
29 May 2018

Rise and fall of the Great Barrier Reef over 30,000 years

An international study led by Associate Professor Jody Webster has shown the reef is resilient to major environmental changes but is highly sensitive to increased sediment input and poor water quality.
28 May 2018

King of Jordan honours University of Sydney biomedical pioneer

The King of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II, has bestowed the Order for Distinction of the Second Degree upon Professor Hala Zreiqat, in recognition of her achievements and innovations in biomedical engineering.
24 May 2018

$3m grant for Sydney engineers to shape factories of the future

The University of Sydney will partner with local and US universities to conduct fundamental research that will underpin advanced manufacturing solutions for the factories of the future.
22 May 2018

Academy of Science awards Sydney scientists with highest honour

Professors Dacheng Tao, Geordie Williamson, Jennie Brand-Miller and Chris Dickman recognised for outstanding contributions to Australian science.
22 May 2018

Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur

Australian scientists have found a new way to make isomers - molecules made of the same atoms connected together differently - which is expected to open a new field of chemistry, with important applications possible soon.
21 May 2018

Stargazing world record attempt at the University of Sydney

Astronomy lovers are banding together in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at one time. With 285 registered star sites, the University of Sydney is set to be one of the busiest.
18 May 2018

New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B

The discovery of the companion cat hepadnavirus in the same family as hep B in humans could provide clues about the evolution of potentially deadly hepatitis viruses in all species.