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24 June 2019

Horses saddled with gender bias: mares seen as 'bossy'

Many riders have long considered stallions to be dangerous or difficult but new research now shows mares are also seen as "bossy" or "unreliable", raising concerns for their welfare.
19 June 2019

Australian space industry has a bright future

Led by the University of Sydney, CUAVA is working to train the next generation of workers in commercial space, solve vital research problems and develop a world-class Australian space industry.
17 June 2019

How Australia and China are collaborating on energy efficiency

Universities in Australia and China are working on new technological solutions to one of energy productions' toughest challenges; how to even out demand for electricity.
15 June 2019

Rocketry students first Australians to compete in US challenge

The University of Sydney's Rocketry Team will be the first Australian team to attend the Spaceport America Cup Rocket Engineering Competition held this month in New Mexico.
13 June 2019

Professor Tony Weiss wins prestigious Clunies Ross Award

Sydney scientist development of synthetic skin treatment has been recognised with national award.
13 June 2019

Video goggles help diagnose vertigo

Specially designed goggles that measure eye movements during vertigo could help diagnose the type of vertigo a person suffers, according to new research from the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
09 June 2019

New device could replace need for diabetes pin prick testing

University of Sydney researchers along with industry and government partners recently unveiled a breath ketone analyser at the Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair.
06 June 2019

Sydney team awarded $1m industry grant for new cattle vaccine

A team of scientists at the University of Sydney have been awarded a $1 million grant by Meat and Livestock Australia to fund new vaccine development for feedlot cattle.
06 June 2019

Koala drinking stations can reduce impact of climate change

Working with farmers in western NSW, biologist Dr Valentina Mella has discovered that koalas will supplement their water needs at drinking stations during extreme weather. This offers a strategy to assist the threatened species survive climate change.
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.