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06 April 2017

Gut feeling

New research into the human gut and its trillions of inhabitants could undo some of the confusion around healthy eating and address a surprising range of the modern world's most difficult medical conditions.

06 April 2017

Hot in the City: Climate and health in urban environments

University of Sydney researchers discuss how we can protect and promote health in the face of climate change.

06 April 2017

How rising house prices affected household debt

Economists studied a dataset which follows 4,000 households to understand how household indebtedness changed between 2002 and 2014.    

05 April 2017

Music exchange unites Indigenous cultures from Australia and China

Music brings together two ancient Indigenous cultures from Australia and China in a rare concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

05 April 2017

Awards for alumni who help change the world

Every year the Alumni Awards event is held in the historic Great Hall to honour outstanding recent graduates and more established alumni who have been leaders and innovators in their work in Australia and internationally. 

05 April 2017

Harvard chooses historian to chair Australian Studies

Harvard names a University of Sydney expert Chair in Australian Studies for a third consecutive year.

05 April 2017

Video: Sex obsession a killer for male snakes

Analysis of snakes’ sexual activity in the four months out of hibernation has confirmed that males' physiologically expensive approach to reproduction causes them to die earlier and in worse condition than females.

04 April 2017

More low-paid work is part of the problem, not the solution

Employer groups are calling for a cut in real wages for low paid workers, but this would only exacerbate current problems, writes Professor John Buchanan from the University of Sydney Business School. 

04 April 2017

5 surprising things that can affect our mental health

Depression, anxiety and mental illness is a battle for many Australians every day. Read about our research into the positive mental health effects of diet, mindfulness, and pet ownership.

04 April 2017

Volunteers sought for genetics of depression study

Researchers are seeking adults who've been treated for depression to join a global investigation of the genetic origins of an illness affecting one in seven Australians.