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21 September 2021

Natalka Suchowerska awarded honorary membership of ESTRO

Associate Professor Natalka Suchowerska has received the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology honorary membership award for her achievements in innovation in the field of radiation oncology.
20 September 2021

Male seahorses develop placentas to support their growing babies

Male seahorses incubate their embryos inside a pouch and, until now, it was unclear how embryos breathed inside this closed structure. A new study examines how pregnant male seahorses provide oxygen to, and remove carbon dioxide from, their embryos.
17 September 2021

Brighten your day with these 10 positive stories

Hanging out for some good news? Here are 10 positive news stories you might have missed that could brighten your outlook this weekend.
10 September 2021

University spin-out Gelion to make next-gen batteries in Sydney

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer is turning foundational science into commercial solutions to meet the challenges of the renewable energy transition. And it means high-tech, green jobs in Western Sydney.
09 September 2021

Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for 'wedding gifts'

For the first time, milkweed butterflies have been sighted feeding on live caterpillars - their own species' young. Researchers suggest they do this to increase their supply of mating pheromones.
07 September 2021

Putting more Australian pulses into the plant protein market

Australian pulses will help meet the growing demand for alternative meats and dairy, and other plant protein foods, under newly funded research from the University of Sydney.
02 September 2021

2021 Eureka Prize finalists announced

Two academics from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health have been named as Eureka Prize finalists in recognition of their innovative research into solar-cell technology and 3D imaging.
30 August 2021

CUAVA-1 launches for deployment from International Space Station

A satellite designed and built in Sydney is helping pave the way for Australia's scientific and commercial space industry. Mission leader Professor Iver Cairns is Director of CUAVA.
26 August 2021

Pandemic peak in sight - but we must brace for an infection surge

National modelling led by Centre for Complex Systems researchers shows that a pandemic peak is in sight, but we must brace for a surge of infections upon reopening when 80 percent of the adult population is vaccinated and restrictions are lifted.
24 August 2021

Niall Blair appointed chair of Dairy UP

New collaborative dairy research and development program Dairy UP appoints former Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair as new Chairperson of its Steering and Advisory Board.