07 February 2017

Hissstory: how the science of snake bite treatments has changed

From ammonia and alcohol, to splints and antivenoms: Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History charts the evolution of Australia's snake bite treatments. 

07 February 2017

Can you sue someone for giving you a bad reference?

Australian defamation law applies to all forms of communication. Despite the wide application of defamation law, you have very limited recourse if you've been given a bad reference by an employer, writes Professor David Rolph.

07 February 2017

Largest undersea landslide revealed on Great Barrier Reef

The largest underwater landslide along the slope bordering the famous reef has been discovered, about 30 times the volume of Uluru. Modelling shows such a failure could yield a wave of about 27m but more research is needed. 

07 February 2017

Academic records documenting Indigenous communities recognised

A vital resource of Australian academic work and engagement with Indigenous people, held by the University of Sydney, will be inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

06 February 2017

Health and medical researchers receive $30m from NHMRC

Dementia, cancer, stuttering and alcohol addiction among problems University of Sydney researchers will tackle under new NHMRC funding, worth more than $30 million.

06 February 2017

Valentine's Day 1917: A love letter on a battlefield

A century ago on Valentine's Day, 1917 - long before the instant connections promised by smartphones and social media - two sweethearts separated by war had only hand-written letters delivered by ship to share their feelings.

06 February 2017

University of Sydney and UC Davis sign partnership agreement

A new partnership agreement between the University of Sydney and the University of California, Davis will see academics benefit from new access to research collaborations and shared funding.  

06 February 2017

Sitting not linked to incident diabetes: new research

Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.

06 February 2017

Physical health of people with schizophrenia needs action

Australians with schizophrenia die 25 years earlier than the general population, University of Sydney researchers reveal in today's Medical Journal of Australia.

03 February 2017

Sydney researchers backed to test new ideas

A real-time bullsh*t detector, a unique pathogen discovery centre and a new way to combat untreatable blindness are among the 21 projects funded under a new Sydney funding scheme.