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22 November 2021

Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University

The University of Sydney and Zhejiang University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint lab on sustainable environment.
19 November 2021

State government reforms needed to drain 'food swamps'

Despite much work on creating healthy food systems, local governments in New South Wales and Victoria struggle to prevent the sale and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. A report led by Dr Belinda Reeve details the issues and offers suggestions for improvement.
18 November 2021

New analysis predicts how well vaccines will work against COVID-19 strains

Vaccines are less effective against some COVID-19 variants and boosting may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, according to a new study.
18 November 2021

Professor Ian Hickie awarded Australia's top mental health prize

Brain and Mind Centre co-director, Professor Ian Hickie AM, has been named dual winner of the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize.

18 November 2021

Good oral health in pregnancy could help reduce risk of premature birth

Regular dental checks, dental cleaning and treatment of gum inflammation should be a vital part of pregnancy care to help prevent adverse outcomes including premature birth, a global University of Sydney review has found.

17 November 2021

University of Sydney backs PM's Quantum boost

The University of Sydney welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to establish a Quantum Commercialisation Hub as part of the Federal Government's Critical Technologies blueprint.
17 November 2021

Sydney academics recognised in highly cited researchers list

Twenty-nine University of Sydney academics have been named as world-leading experts in their fields, featuring in the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List.
17 November 2021

Kidney failure impacts life expectancy of women more than men

New research finds women experience a greater loss in life expectancy, and higher likelihood of premature death from kidney disease than men, highlighting a need to find the cause.
17 November 2021

Worlds next door: looking for habitable planets around Alpha Centauri

In collaboration with the Breakthrough Initiative, Saber Astronautics and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Peter Tuthill is leading TOLIMAN, a project to discover if the nearest stars have planets that could support life.
16 November 2021

Why happiness is becoming more expensive and out of reach

New research has found that the income level required to be happy in Australia has been increasing and moving out of reach of most Australians.