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31 March 2021

Easter chocolate toxic for dogs

Chocolate is toxic to dogs, and other pets, so don't offer your companion animals Easter Eggs or even hot cross buns, which are high fat and may contain raisins. No matter how hard your dog begs for it. Give them a doggie snack instead.
31 March 2021

Academics partner with industry and policy makers on new research

The University will work with partners such as Dulux and NSW Health on research that solves existing business problems and takes research from the lab to practice.
30 March 2021

Factors that may predict next pandemic

New modelling identifies human and human-influenced environmental factors that are associated with disease outbreaks.
30 March 2021

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney partner to enhance Australia's cancer research capacity

The University of Sydney and Cancer Council NSW have formed The Daffodil Centre, which was officially opened today by NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard, to bolster cancer control research and policy.

30 March 2021

Two thirds of farmland at risk of pesticide pollution

A global map of agricultural land across 168 countries has revealed that 64 percent of land used for agriculture and food crops is at risk of pesticide pollution. Almost a third of these areas are considered to be at high-risk.
30 March 2021

New deal for Uber drivers in UK, but Australia's gig workers must wait

Uber has been forced by the UK courts to treat its British drivers as workers. It will probably require legislative change for Uber's Australian drivers to be treated as employees, write Drs Alex Veen, Tom Barratt and Caleb Goods.
30 March 2021

Study reveals how face masks hinder communication

Researchers from the University's Voice Research Laboratory have uncovered how the voice changes when wearing a mask and the impact this has on how people are understood.
30 March 2021

An improved safety standard for pacemakers and cochlear implants

As technology improves, bionic devices in humans will become more common. Professor David McKenzie working with the National Measurement Institute has developed a standard test for leaks in such devices like cochlear implants and pacemakers.
26 March 2021

After the Ever Given: what the ship wedged in the Suez Canal means for global trade

A container vessel is completely blocking traffic in the Suez Canal. This event highlights the fragility of global supply chains and is likely to accelerate changes in the world economy already under way, writes Professor Michael Bell from the Sydney University Business School.
26 March 2021

Affordable rentals out of reach for low-income workers

Low-income households are critical to the workforce but are increasingly struggling to find affordable rental housing near suitable jobs in Australia's major cities and regions, according to new research led by the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.