04 May 2018

Why external relationships are best built on two-way conversations

There is more we can do as universities to build partnerships with external organisations such as industrial, government and community partners, writes Associate Professor Eric Knight in The Australian.
03 May 2018

Why decisions to desex male dogs just got more complicated

Behavioural problems in male dogs may be affected by how early in their life they are desexed, with the study raising questions about whether there should be routine desexing of male dogs at all, according to a new study by University of Sydney experts.
03 May 2018

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

It's a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents.
02 May 2018

The next big step for Sydney Nano

Professor Ben Eggleton is looking forward to building on the strong foundations of the institute through its strength in quantum science, nanophotonics, nanoscale materials and molecular nanoscience.
02 May 2018

No evidence of serious mental health issues for women after abortion

Many women experience emotional responses to an abortion. However, there is no evidence that induced abortion has any significant impact on persistent and serious mental health issues, writes gynaecologist Kirsten Black.
02 May 2018

Linda Burney and June Oscar to address global gathering in Sydney

Prominent Australian politician Linda Burney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will address a gathering of up to 2,000 Indigenous people from around the world in November.
02 May 2018

Analysing data to understand type 2 diabetes: new study

Sydney researchers believe untapped medical records could be used to predict when a person is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).
01 May 2018

The fight to beat breast cancer with a blood test

Working for a start-up in 2008, Dharmica Mistry made a discovery that led her to file for an international patent. Ten years on, she’s hoping to commercialise this research to address shortcomings in breast cancer detection.
01 May 2018

Mother's Day gifts in memory of three remarkable women

Mother's Day gifts often take the form of flowers and chocolates, but this year we celebrate three talented alumnae whose children are showing their love with gifts that will leave a more lasting impression.
01 May 2018

World-first synthesis of globalisation effects on people & planet

A review of the international trade footprint on people and the planet show about a third of the impact is displaced from rich to poorer nations. Consumption-based accounting is set to close loopholes like 'carbon leakage'.