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24 March 2020

Coronavirus distancing measures are confusing. Here's how to make sense of it

Advice around social distancing can be confusing, but asking yourself these important questions can help you make a decision, writes Professor Julie Leask.
23 March 2020

DNA riddle: how cells access data from 'genetic cotton reels'

Research has revealed the role played by motor protein CHD4 that allows the DNA to remodel when information is needed - and it will help us understand diseases connected to when that process goes wrong.
23 March 2020

Are Victorians afraid of crime?

While intense and frequent concern about crime is rare, a survey of nearly 3000 people from across the state reveals online harassment is the chief source of this kind of angst.
20 March 2020

Vale Dr Catherine Hamlin AC

Following the recent passing of Dr Catherine Hamlin AC, the University of Sydney pays tribute to her lifetime commitment to help the women of Ethiopia.
20 March 2020

COVID-19 risk on public transport: What we can learn from overseas

Australia can learn from how other countries are reducing the spread of the virus on public transport, writes Dr Yale Zhuxiao Wong
19 March 2020

Climate change research recognised internationally for social impact

A first-of-its-kind analysis of the corporate sector's response to climate change by a leading Professor of Organisational Studies, Christopher Wright, has been ranked among the world's most socially impactful pieces of business-related research.
19 March 2020

Coronavirus research funding announced

Several projects to tackle the novel coronavirus have been announced by the University of Sydney-led NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
19 March 2020

First map shows global hotspots of glyphosate contamination

Glyphosate, or Roundup, is under scrutiny because of possible impacts on human health and ecosystems. Here Federico Maggi and Alex McBratney present the world's first map detailing contamination hotspots of the controversial herbicide.
18 March 2020

Two chemistry researchers win Westpac Research Fellowships

Associate Professor Alice Motion and Dr Yu Heng Lau, both from the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, have won Westpac Research Fellowships.
17 March 2020

The dos and don'ts of coronavirus self-isolation

People should avoid contact with any person in their household who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, writes Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott.