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19 October 2021

Sydney scientist named 2021 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Outstanding contributions in the field of conservation biology have seen Dr Ayesha Tulloch named overall 2021 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
18 October 2021

Australia needs a 'mental wealth' lens on post-COVID recovery

A multidisciplinary research initiative at the University of Sydney brings together academics, industry experts, policymakers, and community representatives to capitalise on the nation's cognitive and emotional resources to reimagine the economic and social future of Australia.
14 October 2021

Professor Jennifer Barrett appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous (Academic)

The University of Sydney announced today that Professor Jennifer Barrett has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous (Academic) signalling the University's commitment to Indigenous education and research.
14 October 2021

Lone changer: fish camouflage better without friends nearby

While gobies aren't the only fish with camouflage abilities, new research shows that their colour change is influenced by their social context: they transform faster and better when alone. This is likely an adaptive, stress response to perceived threat from predators.
14 October 2021

Why Sydney's COVID numbers didn't get as bad as the modelling suggested

COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations in NSW are better than expected. Professor Jamie Triccas and Dr Megan Steain propose two key factors that could account for this: vaccine effectiveness and real-time protection.

12 October 2021

Strange radio waves emerge from direction of the galactic centre

International student Ziteng Wang detected unusual signals from deep in the heart of the Milky Way using CSIRO's ASKAP radio telescope. Now astronomers are on the search for more evidence of what type of object could be emitting them.
11 October 2021

Pop-up NSW Health vaccination clinic at University of Sydney

Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney have worked together to establish a free pop-up vaccination clinic in the University's Great Hall, for everyone in our community.
11 October 2021

New program helps people find their way forward after dementia diagnosis

An innovative new program launched today aims to assist the estimated 60,000 Australians diagnosed with dementia each year to understand next steps and change outdated perceptions of living with dementia.
08 October 2021

Gene therapy saves the sight of Australians with eye disease

Two teenage siblings with a rare disease have had their vision loss halted and their eye sight improved, after surgery using the world's first approved gene replacement therapy for any inherited blinding eye condition.

07 October 2021

Lift in restrictions: Sydney experts on what we can expect

Experts in health, psychology and pandemic modelling comment on what Australians can expect as the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions.