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07 March 2019

Winners and losers of Australia and Indonesia's trade deal

Dr Patricia Ranald from the Department of Political Economy scrutinises the recently-signed free-trade deal between Australia and Indonesia that has been eight years in the making.
07 March 2019

"Unacceptable secrecy" around potential safety risks of medicines

Should new safety warnings about the potentially serious harmful effects of medicines be considered 'confidential business information'? University of Sydney researchers make a case for stronger regulation and full ongoing public access.
07 March 2019

New Arts and Social Sciences flagship themes to fix the future

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Annamarie Jagose has announced six flagship themes that humanities and social sciences research at the University of Sydney will become known for over the next few years.
06 March 2019

How do we champion women in STEM?

Noticing unconscious bias is key to promoting gender balance in STEM, says Associate Professor Ruby Lin from the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Dr Lin shares her thoughts on promoting women in STEM.
06 March 2019

Kepler's final exoplanet discovery revealed

The first exoplanet candidate identified by the Kepler space telescope has now been confirmed as a planet in research led by the University of Hawaii, supported by Isabel Colman from the School of Physics.
05 March 2019

Online therapies can improve mental health, with no barriers to access

If we're serious about improving access to mental health care, we need to look to online therapies. Evidence says they can be effective instead of (or as well as) seeing someone face-to-face, write Professor Ian Hickie and Dr Sebastian Rosenberg.
05 March 2019

Sydney Conservatorium of Music announces Associate Dean of Research

Sydney Conservatorium of Music announces the internal appointment of world-renowned performing scholar and educator Professor Neal Peres Da Costa as Associate Dean (Research).
05 March 2019

New ARC Centre to future-proof Australia's fresh food supply

Supporting an industry increasingly innovated by scientific advancements, the University of Sydney has launched a specialist training hub which will conduct research into food safety and develop methods to safeguard Australia's fruit and vegetable industries.
04 March 2019

World-first program uncovers errors in biomedical research results

Just like the wrong ingredients can spoil a cake, so too can the wrong ingredients spoil the results in biomedical research. The difference is that the latter involves years of work, financial and personal investment and promise.
04 March 2019

How plants and trees talk to each other and why we should care

The last decade has seen significant scientific discoveries on how forests sense, respond and communicate - yet we haven't paused to understand what these discoveries mean for us and trees.