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08 April 2021

Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices

University of Sydney researchers have made a significant discovery in the field of materials science, for the first time providing a full picture of how fatigue in ferroelectric materials occurs.
08 April 2021

Port Arthur and the battle for tougher gun laws

In 1996, while Australians grappled with the horror that unfolded at a popular tourist spot; Rebecca Peters was at the epicentre of pushing for tougher gun laws. With the 25th anniversary of the shooting looming, she explains how it all came together.
08 April 2021

Rethinking pest management to protect native speciesĀ 

Australian native species might seem overrun by feral invaders, but Professor Peter Banks has an ingenious idea that could bring the odds back in their favour.

08 April 2021

New modelling provides greater scrutiny for supply chains

Unethical or destructive practices can be hidden within supply chains bringing us items we want and need. Dr Arne Geschke uses data to drill into the complex global production web.
06 April 2021

How medical terminology sways patients' surgery decisions

Doctors' descriptions of medical conditions can encourage patients to opt for surgery when other treatment options are available, our researchers write.
06 April 2021

Review raises questions about paracetamol as a common pain reliever

The largest review of paracetamol for pain relief, led by University of Sydney, found only four conditions where it was shown to relieve pain and confirmed paracetamol was ineffective for low back pain despite its common use.

01 April 2021

The WHO report into the origins of COVID-19 is out, here's what happens next

The WHO report recommends what research is needed for a more complete picture of the origins of the coronavirus, writes Professor Dominic Dwyer, who was part of the WHO delegation to Wuhan, China.
01 April 2021

New guidelines to improve quality of life for kids following cancer

More and more children are surviving leukaemia and brain cancer, but many are left with longer-term communication problems. Dr Kimberley Docking has dedicated her career to making sure no one overlooks what comes next for these kids.