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08 April 2020

Hidden army: how starfish could build up numbers to attack coral reefs

Research that shows juvenile starfish can lurk harmlessly for more than six years could force a rethink on the crown of thorns culling methods used to protect corals on the Great Barrier Reef.
07 April 2020

Blood test could help health system identify most at-risk COVID-19 patients

Researchers from the University of Sydney have launched a giving appeal to support the development of a biomarker blood test which aims to provide vital information to help doctors triage COVID-19 patients.
06 April 2020

What is the secret to a long, healthy and meaningful life?

It may seem insensitive to discuss longevity during a pandemic, but that's why it's more important than ever to focus on our physical and emotional health. Professor Luigi Fontana shares some practical tips.
06 April 2020

Five things that will help fight the coronavirus

Experts from the Sydney Policy Lab want to empower citizens and policymakers to help stop the COVID-19 spread, and build a better future once it dissipates.
06 April 2020

Citizen Science: how you can work on coronavirus research from your home

If you are at home keeping safe for the long haul, why not jump into a range of projects that help scientists with their research?
03 April 2020

Quantum computing at the nanoscale

The challenges are so enormous there are quantum computing sceptics who doubt the technology is even possible. That only makes the advances happening at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub even more remarkable.
03 April 2020

COVID-19 pandemic set to peak in several days in Australia

New University of Sydney research has revealed that Australia is nearing the COVID-19 pandemic peak. It also showed that 8,000 - 10,000 people are expected to fall ill with the virus over the course of the pandemic.
03 April 2020

How the coronavirus is changing the way we care for our teeth

To minimise the spread of COVID-19 many procedures have been postponed. However, essential dental treatments are still available. Here, our experts outline what dental care you can access.
02 April 2020

'Tequila' powered biofuels more efficient than corn or sugar

The plant better known for making tequila requires no irrigation and produces comparable or better yields of ethanol than sugar or corn. Economic analysis shows a first-generation crop will need government support to kickstart an industry, researchers say.
01 April 2020

Foundational step towards a quantum internet

A team of quantum engineers has shown that atoms held in optical cavities - tiny boxes to hold light - could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. Their work is published this week in Nature.