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05 June 2019

Cannibalism is a double-whammy for cell health

University of Sydney PhD student Hugh Ford has developed a mathematical model tested by experiment that shows cell cannibalism is an important driver in the build-up of cholesterol.
30 May 2019

University researchers to help Facebook counter hate speech

Researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are the first University of Sydney academics to receive research support from Facebook.
28 May 2019

Australian Academy of Science honours three Sydney scientists

Three Sydney scientists join the ranks of 543 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, a recognition of the breadth, depth and quality of our research.
27 May 2019

Collaboration with China on brain and intelligence science

In a strategic partnership that will marry research into cognitive neuroscience and brain disorders with the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, Fudan University and the University of Sydney signed an agreement this week to further research in these fields.
27 May 2019

Strewth! Turns out your kelpie is not a dingo

Many kelpie owners wonder if their dog has a little bit of dingo in them. Some believe the kelpie was bred with the dingo to make them more resilient to the Australian climate. New research suggests this may be bush folklore.
22 May 2019

Experts ask authority to hold oil giant to account on Bight plan

A group of energy and natural resource experts, led by the University of Sydney, is calling on Australia's regulator to hold Norwegian oil company Equinor to account over its proposal to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
20 May 2019

Scientists rush to support complex insight into obesity

Playwright Alana Valentine has been delighted by responses from scientists to her work Made to Measure, now playing at the Seymour Centre.
20 May 2019

Sydney experts advocate for inclusivity at the OECD

Intergenerational inequality creating a new class system, the need to apply a gender lens on the future of work and women in STEMM are some of the key arguments University of Sydney academics will make at the 2019 OECD Forum.
17 May 2019

Timor-Leste aims to become world's first plastics-neutral country

University spin-out company Licella will use catalytic technology developed by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer as part of global consortium to donate plastics recycling plant to the people of Timor-Leste.
16 May 2019

Epilepsy prediction device receives Microsoft grant

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has been awarded an AI for Accessibility grant from Microsoft to support its efforts developing solutions that improve the independence for people living with epilepsy.