February

Articles

23 February 2024

No clear link between weather and common muscle and joint symptoms

There is no clear connection between the weather and back, knee or hip pain, a University of Sydney led study has found, challenging a common belief that changes in weather parameters, such as temperature and humidity can trigger musculoskeletal pain or arthritis.
22 February 2024

Important health and safety update

Communication with our community to update them after a low level of legionella bacteria was identified in a cooling tower at Fisher Library.
21 February 2024

Should Taylor Swift be taught alongside Shakespeare? Yes!

Professor Liam Semler, a Shakespeare scholar in the Discipline of English, explains how Taylor Swift is not only a genuine ally of serious literature but that she deserves a place on the university curriculum alongside Shakespeare's Sonnets.
21 February 2024

Study examines medical mystery of child hepatitis outbreak

A world-first analysis of a sudden global outbreak of hepatitis in children finds although the primary suspect is highly likely to be an infection by multiple viruses, many questions still puzzle researchers.
19 February 2024

What can we learn from nature if we listen to it deeply?

Dr Diana Chester, a sound studies scholar from Media and Communications in FASS, and Associate Professor Damien Ricketson, a composer from Sydney Conservatorium of Music invite visitors to lie down, close their eyes and listen to the sand, sea and wind in a new research project called Listening to Earth.
16 February 2024

Sydney researchers awarded over $22 million in MRFF grants

Medical researchers from the University of Sydney have received funding from the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support research across 14 projects.
16 February 2024

Bachelor of Advanced Studies information

Graduates of the University of Sydney's Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees may have their degree certificate reissued to reflect their learning outcomes more clearly.
15 February 2024

Taylor Swift: why academics are studying the pop star

Taylor Swift, who is about to tour Australia with her much-anticipated Eras concerts, was the subject of a three-day academic conference, known as a Swiftposium, in Melbourne, where academics presented papers on her global impact.
15 February 2024

Looking towards the future of biomedical research and innovation

Researchers, clinicians, industry, government and philanthropic partners have come together to celebrate the future of biomedical research in Australia, with construction of the state-of-the-art Sydney Biomedical Accelerator set to begin this year.
15 February 2024

Feminist narratives are being hijacked to market medical tests not backed by evidence

Corporation and industry promotions encouraging women to take charge of their health could lead to overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment, writes Dr Brooke Nickel and Dr Tessa Copp from the School of Public Health.