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16 November 2021

Dr Pengyi Yang wins National Stem Cell Foundation Metcalf Prize

Award recognises research behind the making of virtual human cells, which allow scientists to explore how stem cells develop and how we can regenerate damaged organs.
15 November 2021

Xi Jinping puts his stamp on Communist Party history

David Goodman, professor of Chinese politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, reflects on the key aspects from the Chinese Communist Party's sixth plenary in Beijing.
15 November 2021

Diet trumps drugs for anti ageing and good metabolic health

A study comparing the impact of diet versus drugs on the inner workings of cells has found nutrition has a much stronger impact.
15 November 2021

A story to be told

This year's Charles Perkins Oration, presented by Counsellor Tony McAvoy SC, took a journey into the legacy of Charles Perkins and shared a powerful story, unfortunately not an uncommon story, that has played out across our continent many times.
13 November 2021

It's black and white

A new exhibition of some of the earliest photographs taken in the Pacific Islands aims to highlight the region's vulnerability to climate change.
12 November 2021

Australia's richest poetry prize winner announced

Sydney poet Emily Stewart has won the 2021 Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award. It is Australia's richest poetry prize, valued at $40,000 and dedicated to celebrating women poets.
12 November 2021

Ho Yin (Joshua) Wan named NSW International Student of the Year

A physiotherapy student from Hong Kong has been recognised for his volunteer work, from connecting with aged care residents to helping his peers overcome mental-health struggles.
10 November 2021

$250,000 from Elon Musk to Sydney students for carbon removal

A team of University of Sydney students has won a US$250,000 prize, awarded by Elon Musk's Foundation and announced at COP26. With industry partners and an academic supervisor, they have developed a solar-powered unit that removes CO2 from the atmosphere.

10 November 2021

InnoHK: Using deep data to tackle global public health problems

Established with support from the Office of Global Engagement, the hub is part of the Laboratory of Data Discovery for Health, a joint project led by the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the University of Sydney, University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
10 November 2021

Could counselling for footballers change off-field behaviour?

Chair of Social Work Professor Jioji Ravulo has spent eight years counselling rugby league players about their off-field behaviours. In a new paper, he shares insights into supporting the mental health of elite athletes under pressure.