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26 March 2018

Opera inspired by young girls’ experience of September 11

The Howling Girls, a new chamber opera composed by Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Dr Damien Ricketson, is inspired by the unusual medical experience of a group of young women affected by September 11.
26 March 2018

A breakthrough business that's changing how we shop

The Afterpay logo is suddenly everywhere, not unlike the company's founder, natural-born entrepreneur, Nick Molnar. Afterpay has been embraced by shoppers and retailers. It wasn't an overnight success, but it wasn't far off.
26 March 2018

Qantas flight heralds second stage of research partnership

Researchers at the Charles Perkins Centre have collaborated with Qantas to transform air travel health and wellbeing, ahead of the airline's first Perth to London flight that departed Australia on Saturday.
26 March 2018

What role does cultural competence have in higher education?

Cultural Competence and the Higher Education Sector is the focus of a conference to be held on campus next week, hosted by the University of Sydney's National Centre for Cultural Competence.
23 March 2018

Everything you need to know about daylight saving

Daylight saving is a ritual observed by over 40 percent of the world, but why do we change our clocks and how does it impact your sleep? University of Sydney experts explain.
23 March 2018

How ADHD affects pregnancy outcomes in women and their babies

Women on medication for ADHD should not stop treatment without consulting a doctor, says Dr Alison Poulton.
23 March 2018

Urban technology designed to transform city environments

Steven Bai uses new technology to make urban environments more engaging and people friendly. He says the modern city is like a huge operating system that needs an upgrade, and he's already working on it.
22 March 2018

How artists can help doctors conquer dangerous lifestyle diseases

In the fight against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, art can reach the public with messages health professionals find hard to convey, writes Alana Valentine, writer-in-residence at the Charles Perkins Centre.
22 March 2018

Too many back pain patients receiving the wrong care

A new series in the Lancet, featuring University of Sydney authors, reveals a global epidemic of inappropriate tests and treatments for back pain, such as imaging, opioids and surgery.
22 March 2018

Country Women's Association backs scholarship in food security

Thanks to a major donation from the Country Women's Association of NSW, a new PhD scholarship will support a student working to develop a sustainable approach to nutrition.