05 July 2018

Content of illicit cannabis to treat kids with epilepsy revealed

A study of community use of medicinal cannabis to treat childhood epilepsy has found most samples contained some THC and little CBD, contrary to parents' expectations, and a majority were reported as reducing seizures.
05 July 2018

Portrait of an engineering trailblazer

As a respected engineer and transformative staff member at the University of Sydney for more than 50 years, of course Professor Rolf Prince would have a portrait done. One of his students, Don Heussler, helped make it happen.
05 July 2018

Acclaimed composer and writer present new work at Sydney premiere

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents the Sydney premiere of The Weight of Light by composer James Humberstone and writer Nigel Featherstone, featuring virtuosic duo Michael Lampard and Alan Hicks.
05 July 2018

On-campus exam prep for Year 12 Indigenous students

The University's winter program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 12 students will provide academic support ahead of final exams, and guidance for applying to and starting university.
05 July 2018

Sleep disorder linked to brain changes seen in dementia

Obstructive sleep apnoea has been linked to brain changes seen in the early stages of dementia, University of Sydney research reveals.
04 July 2018

Samoa's national orchestra masters the classical and traditional

Spending time as a teacher with the National Orchestra of Samoa, Sydney Conservatorium of Music alumna, Beatrice Carey, was swept up in the spirit of their music making.
04 July 2018

Australian GPs cautiously supportive of medicinal cannabis access

A majority of GPs believe medicinal cannabis should be available on prescription, bypassing the specialist system, but most lack information about how to negotiate the bureaucratic processes to meet increasing patient demand.
03 July 2018

Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for back pain, pose risk of adverse effects

Anticonvulsant drugs are ineffective in the treatment of lower back and lumbar radicular pain despite prescriptions rising by 500 percent in the past decade, new research led by the University of Sydney reveals.
03 July 2018

Koala genome sequenced for first time

Sydney has led the world-first sequencing of the koala genome in a global consortium spanning 54 scientists in 29 organisations. It will inform conservation efforts - from diet to genetic diversity - of our iconic marsupial.
02 July 2018

University of Sydney wins $4.5m in DFAT grants

The University of Sydney has won $4.5m in grants from The Department of Foreign Affairs to lead programs aimed at preventing infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in Fiji and Vietnam.