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10 September 2021

University spin-out Gelion to make next-gen batteries in Sydney

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer is turning foundational science into commercial solutions to meet the challenges of the renewable energy transition. And it means high-tech, green jobs in Western Sydney.
09 September 2021

Your child's well-being must come first: 5 lockdown tips

Social and emotional well-being is the greatest cost of lockdowns, for both students and parents, writes Dr Nikki Brunker in Education. Schools are supporting students, and we can look for glimmers of hope in supporting our children respond to challenges.
09 September 2021

Principles for reopening Australia

A taskforce comprised of high-profile leaders convened by the University of Sydney offers six principles to guide the way to an open, democratic and unified society as part of Australia's pandemic response.
09 September 2021

10 University of Sydney alumni recognised for impact on the global stage

Four category award winners and ten finalists, the 2021 Advance Awards have recognised the extraordinary impact of some of our most remarkable global alumni.

09 September 2021

Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for 'wedding gifts'

For the first time, milkweed butterflies have been sighted feeding on live caterpillars - their own species' young. Researchers suggest they do this to increase their supply of mating pheromones.
08 September 2021

COVID-19 Delta variant in education settings: new report

The latest report on COVID-19 transmission in NSW schools, early childhood education and care services during 16 June to 31 July 2021 show most children who caught the infection had mild or no symptoms, despite Delta being more transmissible.
07 September 2021

Putting more Australian pulses into the plant protein market

Australian pulses will help meet the growing demand for alternative meats and dairy, and other plant protein foods, under newly funded research from the University of Sydney.
03 September 2021

Thinking of trying Ivermectin for COVID? Here's what can happen with this controversial drug

Taking a scientific approach to misinformation about  unproven and potentially dangerous covid 'treatments', Sydney experts explain that side-effects range from vomiting and diarrhoea to seizures and a coma.

03 September 2021

Hydrogen embrittlement in steel and a cure in atom probe tomography

Add carbon to iron, you get steel. Add hydrogen to steel, you get a potential catastrophe. The condition is hydrogen embrittlement and it has so far resisted all attempts at an answer. Professor Julie Cairney is looking closely at the problem.

03 September 2021

Cancer treatment: where DNA, stem cells and cell immortality meet

All cancers begin as a particular cellular mishap involving DNA. Researchers are working on treatments for all of them. But what if there was a way to prevent that original and universal cellular mishap from happening at all?