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30 January 2023

New trial uses cannabis for spinal cord injury induced chronic pain

Scientists at the University of Sydney have been awarded $1.7 million from NSW Health to research a new treatment for chronic pain which commonly affects people with spinal cord injuries. 

25 January 2023

University appoints new Director, Museums and Cultural Engagement

Michael Dagostino is the new Director of Museums and Cultural Engagement, looking after the Chau Chak Wing Museum and Seymour Centre, and other cultural outreach activities.
13 January 2023

Scientists find way to heal scars left behind by heart attacks

Researchers have developed a method that could 'turn back the clock' on damaged heart tissue following heart attacks.
04 January 2023

University of Sydney wins millions to commercialise solar cells

Professor Anita Ho-Baillie is joining forces with Sydney-based renewable technology company SunDrive to commercialise perovskite-silicon cells - a significantly more advanced solar technology than present options on the market.

22 December 2022

Research partnership extended with Thales Australia

The University of Sydney and Thales Australia have extended their longstanding partnership to continue research and development of transformational solutions in aerospace, space, defence and digital security fields.
20 December 2022

7 times our researchers engineered with impact

From biomedical engineering and quantum hardware through to wave modelling and computer science, here are seven times in 2022 that our researchers led impactful research.
16 December 2022

How to save money on electricity this summer

The cost of living has gone up, and along with it, so has electricity. Glenn Platt, a Professor of Practice in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering and Director at Emergent Group, shares his summer energy-saving tips.
16 December 2022

How long can you safely eat Christmas leftovers? 

Dr Kim-Yen Phan-Thien from the Faculty of Science shares her expert advice on food safety and managing your leftovers to get the best out of them.

15 December 2022

A year of research in pictures

2022 was a year of amazing research across science, medicine and engineering at the University of Sydney. Here are some images that caught our imagination and attention.
13 December 2022

Medicine and health stories that got people talking in 2022

These stories have shaped the year. They challenged us, entertained us, educated us, and even changed people's thinking. Discover the vast array of research that dominated the news in 2022.