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04 December 2020

Ben Eggleton wins prestigious optical society medal

Professor Ben Eggleton is recognised for his outstanding leadership, exceptional research and organisational service in optics and photonics.
04 December 2020

Should Australians be worried about waiting for a COVID vaccine?

The news that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has gained emergency approval in the United Kingdom and may be distributed to selected high-risk groups as early as next week is welcome.
03 December 2020

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03 December 2020

What people with disability told us about their experiences of disasters and emergencies

Australia has no nationally consistent standards to ensure access and inclusion of people with disability in disaster risk reduction - listening to their experiences will help ensure no one is left behind in the future, writes Associate Professor Michelle Villeneuve.
03 December 2020

Longevity gene could be key in reducing risk of death for men with chronic disease

An international team of researchers have found men with existing cardiometabolic diseases, and a version of a 'longevity gene' have found they lived just as long as men who did not have the disease.
03 December 2020

uni 2 beyond student reflects on the challenges and learnings of 2020

Ahead of International Day of People with Disability, first-year uni 2 beyond student Harry Jerogin reflects on his educational experience this year.
03 December 2020

Your guide to Sydney Timetable: what you need to know

Finding it hard to fit uni in around life? Here are a few tips to make it easier to plan, schedule and adjust your timetable with Sydney Timetable.
03 December 2020

5 reasons to study a Master of Economics

The Master of Economics will give you the skills and theoretical background to enter or continue in the fields of economics, econometrics and finance, tailored to your needs.
03 December 2020

5 reasons why you should study a Master of Media Practice

The Master of Media Practice provides you with the skills, knowledge and insider tips to succeed in a range of journalism and media production environments.
02 December 2020

Why study microbiology at Sydney

Microbiology is the study of organisms too small to see with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses. There are many branches of microbiology, including ecology, evolution, genetics, industrial, agricultural and medical.
02 December 2020

Marginal and informal housing a COVID health risk

New research finds the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a rise in underlying housing vulnerabilities such as overcrowding and a link between falling demand for Airbnb style short-term rental accommodation and an increase in long-term private rental housing availability.
02 December 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis does not impair driving, landmark study shows

Scientists from the Lambert Initiative have shown that a medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability and moderate THC intoxication lasts a few hours, with implications for drug-driving laws and managing medical cannabis.
01 December 2020

Why study biostatistics?

A degree in biostatistics will provide you with advanced biostatistical training ensuring that you are well placed to obtain employment in a wide range of health, pharmaceutical, university, government and NGOs. It's the ideal way to develop your existing career or move into a new field of interest.
01 December 2020

Playing it cool: how the body copes during heatwaves

With few signs that greenhouse gases are being sufficiently reined in, adapting to higher temperatures is now more necessary and urgent. The little known field of thermoregulatory physiology is developing lifesaving strategies.
01 December 2020

Discovery shines light on how cancer cells could protect themselves

Sydney researchers have found cancer cells can repair their DNA by using 'cables' in their nucelus. The findings open new possibilities for designing future cancer treatments.
01 December 2020

2020 Physics Grand Challenges winners announced

The successful submissions include a project to use nano machines for targeted drug delivery and a novel way to provide early cancer detection in humans.
01 December 2020

Donor support to help fund breakthrough research into heart disease

No one knows why our hearts fail. But a ground-breaking research project led by Dr Lal at the University of Sydney could be our best chance of finding an answer.
01 December 2020

Strategic plan sets change in motion for Architecture, Design and Planning

The newly released 2020-2023 Strategic Plan for the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning details the path to continued innovation and thought leadership to build a sustainable future.
30 November 2020

Law School early career researcher wins Australian Legal Research Award

Dr Fady Aoun's winning article examines the history of trade marks registered between the 1800s and 1930s, exposing the representations of marginalised groups in Australia.
30 November 2020

Technology fast-tracks hydrogen-fuelled future

University of Sydney researchers have developed an efficient process to convert water into hydrogen - a breakthrough in the development of this clean energy resource.