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Articles published in 2016

14 November 2016

Pioneering technique promises type 1 diabetes breakthrough

New University of Sydney research is taking a completely novel approach to insulin dosage, with the potential to make it easier for people with type 1 diabetes to adjust their insulin levels after a fatty meal.

13 November 2016

Policies seeking to discourage caesarean births are harming mothers and babies

Too many women are being pressured into having harmful vaginal births due to policies seeking to reduce caesarean delivery rates, a University of Sydney expert says.

11 November 2016

University to replant jacaranda along with native tree

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, today announced that the University's iconic jacaranda tree will be replaced next April with a cloned jacaranda as well as a native tree.  

11 November 2016

What are antibodies?

The development of an affordable vaccine may be our greatest hope for reducing the burden of dengue and Zika, Dr Cameron Webb explains.

11 November 2016

New China address for the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has launched its new Centre in China – our first major facility outside of Australia.  

10 November 2016

Continuing Charles Perkins' work

Our three recipients reflected on the life-long achievements of Dr Perkins, their experiences in teaching and on the future. 

10 November 2016

Festival fever

Two of our students are planning the party of their lives, and everyone's invited. The USU's OWeek festival is returning again in 2017 and we got all the insights. 

10 November 2016

Music for memory

Conservatorium of Music postgraduate student Cyrus Meurant’s compositions are improving the lives of residents in an aged care facility. Last month he joined an Innovation Week panel to discuss the health benefits of music. 

10 November 2016

9 surprising moments in the life of the Quad Jacaranda

Hundreds of tributes have flowed in from students and alumni worldwide over the death of the University of Sydney's iconic jacaranda tree, which collapsed last month after standing sentry over the quadrangle for 88 years.

10 November 2016

Future research stars supported under new Sydney fellowship

The first cohort of fellows of the University's new Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) program has been announced.

10 November 2016

5 reasons why allied health could be the future

Find out more about a career in allied health and what this might mean for your future job prospects.

10 November 2016

Knowing risk factors could help catch melanomas

University of Sydney research has pinpointed a set of risk factors that could help doctors tailor skin examinations and catch melanoma at an early stage. 

09 November 2016

University authors win PM’s Literary Awards

Three University of Sydney authors have been awarded Prime Minister's Literary Awards across a number of categories for 2016.

09 November 2016

Statement on Manning Bar event

The United States Studies Centre event was held at Manning Bar from 11am. 

08 November 2016

ANZUS will evolve under new POTUS

What will a Trump presidency mean for the Australian-US alliance? Professor James Curran charts the recent history of ANZUS relations and looks ahead to a new dynamic under a new American President. 

08 November 2016

Forum engages research partners to underscore commitment to social good

The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, Sydney Theatre Company and Barnardos Australia were among the contributors to a forward-looking forum on research collaboration. 

08 November 2016

How to make Sydney trains run on time

The NSW Transport Minister wants to do away with timetables and trial on-demand public transport, but there's another solution, writes Associate Professor Pablo Guillen Alvarez.

08 November 2016

6 types of ugly American, and Donald Trump is all of them

Is Trump an “ugly American” or just someone who exemplifies the world around us? Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor, an expert in American politics, writes. 

08 November 2016

Natural disasters affect some of the most disadvantaged

Australian-first research has identified a disaster hotspot where many disadvantaged communities are located, indicating socio-economic status can determine whether hazards become disasters - but urban areas are not immune.

07 November 2016

5 experts reveal their top tips for summer

Summer is on the horizon and with it comes concern about sun exposure, heat related-illness and the increased risk of bushfires. Our experts provide recommendations for a healthy and safe summer.