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14 May 2021

Daughter of sheep farmers recipient of new Veterinary Science scholarship

Raised on a drought-stricken western NSW sheep farm, the recipient of the Dalara Foundation scholarship has insight into the challenges for rural vets.
14 May 2021

New COVID vaccine among recipients of funding injection

The University of Sydney has received funding for 12 research projects, including a single-dose COVID vaccine, from the Medical Research Future Fund.
14 May 2021

Organic, printable device could restore sight to the blind

A Sydney engineer is developing a low-cost, 3-D printed electrical device that uses absorbed light to fire the neurons that transmit signals from the eyes to the brain, acting as an artificial retina for those who have lost this capacity.
14 May 2021

Australians support managed reopening of borders

A new poll commissioned by the Sydney Policy Lab has found the majority of Australians support a careful reopening of international borders once more people are vaccinated, and from countries where the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
13 May 2021

Wheat rust research centenary: science for sustainable prosperity

The wheat rust research program is emblematic of the University's mission to contribute to national and global sustainable development. Led by Professor Robert Park, the Cereal Rust Program is ready for the genetic challenges of the 21st century.
12 May 2021

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

From aged care and mental health to childcare and superannuation, experts from the University of Sydney respond to key announcements in the 2021-2022 federal budget.
11 May 2021

Bet on technology or limit growth? Climate modelling shows 'degrowth' less technologically risky

A comprehensive comparison of 'degrowth' with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on technology to support economic growth, which is assumed in established climate modelling.

11 May 2021

Pop art meets ancient Egypt

An introductory exhibition at the Chau Chak Wing Museum shows the possibilities created by bringing three museum collections under one roof.
10 May 2021

Go West: new degree opens path for future doctors

Students interested in a career in rural medicine will now have the option of enrolling in a postgraduate medical degree in Dubbo with applications opening for the University of Sydney's Doctor of Medicine - Dubbo stream.
10 May 2021

Firefighting chemicals found in sea lion and fur seal pups

The chemicals - which can cause developmental and reproductive defects, cancer, and can compromise immunity - represent another challenge to conserving the endangered Australian sea lion.