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Articles published in 2016

07 November 2016

Early planned birth linked to risk of poor child development

Children born following planned births before 39 weeks have a heightened risk of poor child development at school age, University of Sydney research shows.

07 November 2016

Trauma mortality declines in regional and remote NSW

Hospital inpatient deaths caused by major trauma have fallen in regional NSW following changes to the state trauma management system, new research shows.

07 November 2016

Innovation wins

Postgraduate and research students completed a unique pilot program to drive innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration on campus.

04 November 2016

Students work to invent the future

PhD student Xanthe Croot from the School of Physics, recently took part in the inaugural, cross-discipinary Inventing the Future program.

03 November 2016

How first born children are given an advantage

Studies show kids born earlier in the family enjoy better wages and education, Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez and Dr Ana Nuevo-Chiquero explain why.

03 November 2016

Professor Steve Vucic wins Eric Susman Prize

Neurologist recognised for pioneering research

03 November 2016

Sydney student newspaper preserved for the ages

The University of Sydney Honi Soit Digital Archive is now live, providing easy online access to issues of the student newspaper from 1929 to 1990. 

03 November 2016

Apple’s new Touch Bar: a breakthrough or commonsense?

Apple is back in the media thanks to the company's new 'Touch Bar'. It might seem like a simple idea, but it builds on a long history of 'human-computer interaction' research, writes Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch.

03 November 2016

Robotics will help nourish the world

Leading roboticist, Professor Salah Sukkarieh, will present his ideas on how robotic technology and digital data will deliver sustainable agriculture and help feed a burgeoning planet at next week's Falling Walls conference in Berlin.

03 November 2016

King and Queen of The Netherlands visit the University of Sydney

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands visited the University of Sydney this week as part of a state visit to Australia.

02 November 2016

Charles Perkins' fire in the belly: we need to reignite it

On the 50th anniversary of Charles Perkins' graduation, a passionate panel of high profile politicians and community leaders considered 100 years in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
02 November 2016

11 outstanding early career researchers join the University

Eleven outstanding early career researchers from around the world will join the University of Sydney in 2017 under the University of Sydney Fellowship scheme.

01 November 2016

Ainsworth donation preserves medical pathology collection

The University’s historic collection of medical pathology specimens – used to teach medical students about crucial aspects of human diseases for generations – will be preserved in perpetuity thanks to a $2 million donation from businessman Len Ainsworth. 

01 November 2016

Full extent of bias into food industry research remains unknown

A new review into bias in industry-sponsored food research has confirmed researchers know little about the full influence of corporate sponsorship or conflict of interest on the results of nutrition studies.

01 November 2016

Measuring malnutrition

The low cost hand-held device was designed and developed by a University of Sydney research team to measure the early stages of infant malnutrition.

01 November 2016

Training program helps 'chemo brain' symptoms in cancer patients

An online learning program may help cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced neurological problems, new University of Sydney research reveals.

01 November 2016

Melbourne Cup: the psychology of gambling

Australians love an underdog story and the Melbourne Cup is no different. But what are the long term effects of constantly linking gambling to winning? Dr Christopher Hunt from the Gambling Treatment Clinic shares his tips. 

01 November 2016

$30m for critical research that benefits all Australians

The Australian Research Council (ARC) today announced University of Sydney researchers would receive $31.4 million for 79 projects in 2017, including 54 Discovery Projects and 13 Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards.

31 October 2016

3 horse-racing myths busted for the Melbourne Cup

Veterinary physiologist Dr Natasha Hamilton addresses perceived issues with horse racing, using science to demonstrate why the Melbourne Cup is not bad for the animals she is passionate about.

31 October 2016

6 tips on how to gamble within your limits

As Australian’s prepare to celebrate the Melbourne Cup, we asked Kirsten Shannon, manager of the University’s Gambling Treatment Clinic, for her top tips on how to gamble responsibly.