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14 May 2021

Australians support managed reopening of borders

A new poll commissioned by the Sydney Policy Lab has found the majority of Australians support a careful reopening of international borders once more people are vaccinated, and from countries where the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.
10 May 2021

Go West: new degree opens path for future doctors

Students interested in a career in rural medicine will now have the option of enrolling in a postgraduate medical degree in Dubbo with applications opening for the University of Sydney's Doctor of Medicine - Dubbo stream.
10 May 2021

Australians support mandatory COVID-19 vaccine: survey

Three-quarters of Australians would support a government requirement to be vaccinated in order to work, travel or study. This number is higher than the number of Australians who would agree to the vaccine voluntarily, a survey has found.
06 May 2021

Alek Safarian awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to Alek Safarian in recognition of his contribution to pharmaceutical development and regulation, and commitment to new educational opportunities for students.
05 May 2021

Revealed: coral fights back against crown of thorns starfish

Coral can fight back against attacking juvenile crown of thorns starfish - using stinging cells to injure and even kill, showing that coral are not as passive as people may think.
04 May 2021

Understanding heart failure

The effects are profound, yet heart failure is surprisingly little understood. Now Dr Sean Lal is finding new knowledge with help from the world's largest bank of heart tissue samples right here on the University campus.
28 April 2021

Gun ownership figures revealed 25 years on from Port Arthur massacre

Australia's response to the Port Arthur massacre should be looked at by the United States as an example, Sydney experts say, while warning against complacency as new figures show people who own guns have bought more.

26 April 2021

Global call to action to tackle world's leading cause of death

A team of Australian drug researchers from the University of Sydney, Monash University and La Trobe University have led a global call to action to accelerate new approaches for cardiovascular disease drug solutions.
21 April 2021

University joins ground-breaking EducateAT Parramatta Alliance

An alliance between the City of Parramatta, Western Sydney Local Health District and universities in Sydney's geographical centre has launched to cement the City as a global education destination.
14 April 2021

What is Novavax, Australia's third COVID vaccine option?

Australia has a deal for a third vaccine developed by US biotech company Novavax. Professor Jamie Triccas explains more about this 'protein subunit' vaccine, which is yet to be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.