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07 September 2022

Five virus families that could cause the next pandemic

What are the viruses that scientists will be watching to stay ahead of the next pandemic? Experts including Associate Professor Cameron Webb from the University of Sydney provide their insights.
05 September 2022

India visit to strengthen research and education partnerships

The Vice-Chancellor's week-long trip highlights India's vital importance to the University and to higher education in Australia.
01 September 2022

Aggressive prostate cancer linked to ancestral heritage

Two pioneering studies published simultaneously today in Nature and Genome Medicine, have identified genetic signatures explaining ethnic differences in the severity of prostate cancer, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
29 August 2022

Historic $478m investment to change Australian healthcare forever

The University of Sydney today announced its largest ever capital investment, a landmark $478 million to build a nation-leading biomedical precinct to fast track research and patient care in New South Wales.
24 August 2022

Cutting down vitamin D tests could help lower carbon cost of healthcare

Unnecessary vitamin D testing in Australia is costing our health care system up to $87 million and creating a significant carbon footprint which otherwise could be avoidable, says researchers.
19 August 2022

Apps kept us healthy during the pandemic, but it came at a cost

The same apps that kept us moving during the pandemic sometimes had a negative emotional impact, according to new research led by the University of Sydney.
19 August 2022

Climate threat to food supply chains creates 'domino effect'

New modelling by a multidisciplinary team of researchers shows the impact climate change and extreme weather events could have on food supply chains, with adverse effects on income, food and nutrient availability.
18 August 2022

How do we know the origins of COVID came from a market?

Detailed studies of the early days of the pandemic show the origins of SARS-CoV-2 at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, writes Professor Eddie Holmes.
15 August 2022

Research leadership lauded in global rankings

The University of Sydney has continued its rise in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the third straight year, placing 60 in the world.
12 August 2022

'Abnormal' protein could be a common link between all forms of motor neurone disease

Researchers have found a toxic protein that causes rare genetic forms of motor neurone disease may be involved in nerve cell death in all forms of the disorder.