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05 November 2015

Accountability and the viral video: there are still no guarantees

The latest viral videos of police brutality and racist behaviour illustrate the steady increase in public accountability over recent decades, writes Professor Nick Enfield.

05 November 2015

Students unite to deliver health messages to community

The University of Sydney will premiere videos made by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to promote healthy life choices for young people in regional Australia.

05 November 2015

Anti-extremism policy an expensive recipe for disaster

NSW will spend $47 million to combat violent extremism in schools, but as Hussain Nadim explains, this approach has its problems.

04 November 2015

Big ideas in the arts: Seymour Centre's new direction at 40

Drawing on its historic ties with the University of Sydney, the Seymour Centre will launch the Great Ideas Performance Series, a program that marries captivating performances with academic insights.

04 November 2015

Academics must cut the tentacles that threaten to strangle them

New knowledge generated by publicly funded research should be quickly and easily accessible to the public, writes Professor Stephen Leeder.

04 November 2015

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders more pervasive than first thought

We need to change community attitudes to excessive use of alcohol to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, argues Professor Elizabeth Elliott.

04 November 2015

Invest in general practice to ensure health of older Australians, say experts

Published today, the two reports by the BEACH research program of the University of Sydney's Family Medicine Research Centre reveal changing patterns in GP-delivered services as general practice rises to the challenge of complex chronic disease management, particularly in older patients.

03 November 2015

Cancer substantially affects cognition: international research

International research team finds even localised cancer is associated with sustained cognitive impairment.

03 November 2015

How to feed a racehorse and keep it healthy

We cannot change the horse's gastro-intestinal structure and function, but we can feed horses in ways that promote their health and welfare while still racing them, argues Professor Paul McGreevy. 

03 November 2015

Genes good form for your Melbourne Cup tip

Genetic analysis into complex traits could improve not only performance but also health and welfare, according to new research.