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31 January 2020

Cross-country dingoes have different-shaped heads

While older research has suggested that there are three dingo varietals, a new study adds to a growing pile of evidence that there are, in fact, two.
30 January 2020

Not just for laughs: 3 new ideas about humour

Funniness is culturally, contextually, and personally dependent, as highlighted in three pieces of quirky University of Sydney research.
29 January 2020

Reform needed to counter cancer overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis is an increasing issue, with Australians now more likely to experience cancer diagnosis for five major cancer types compared to 30 years ago, but with no rise in mortality.
28 January 2020

Media statement: response to novel coronavirus

Latest updates for journalists about our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we are supporting our community.
28 January 2020

New test to help predict the progression of melanoma

Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at a high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.
28 January 2020

China in 2020 - what can we expect?

Last Saturday 25 January was Chinese New Year. As we move into the year of the rat, experts at the University of Sydney share their thoughts on what we can expect from China in 2020.
28 January 2020

Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping

There is an increased risk of deadly cardiac arrests from short-term exposure to air pollution, even at concentrations that meet global standards. A comprehensive study shows tighter standards and cleaner energy are required.
24 January 2020

World-first database aims to prevent deadly mine dam disasters

On anniversary of Brumadinho disaster in Brazil, investors and pensions with more than $US13 trillion under management back database. Professor Elaine Baker has been a driving force in making this a reality.
24 January 2020

Pain treatment using human stem cells a success

Human stem cells and "pain-killing neurons" have successfully relieved chronic pain in mice. The breakthrough method may be tested on human patients suffering untreatable pain within five years.
24 January 2020

ARC funding for myrtle rust and aerosol measurement technology

Sydney researchers have received $753,000 in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grants to combat myrtle rust and to develop new technologies to better characterise aerosols.