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01 December 2021

Bionic eye study paves the way towards human trials

A bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney and UNSW has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation in a three-month study, paving the way towards human trials.
01 December 2021

University spin-out company Gelion lists on London Stock Exchange

Renewable energy storage company founded by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer has started trading on the London AIM market to take battery chemistry developed at the University of Sydney to the world.
29 November 2021

University of Sydney welcomes the launch of The Quantum Terminal

The University of Sydney today congratulated the NSW Government on the official launch of The Quantum Terminal, which is part of Tech Central, the biggest technology precinct its kind in Australia.
29 November 2021

Ivermectin could help save the endangered Australian sea lion

Australian sea lions - a national government conservation priority species - have new hope for survival, thanks to a successful University of Sydney trial of ivermectin to treat hookworm infection.
24 November 2021

University to co-lead Connectivity Innovation Network

The NSW Government has announced that the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney will lead the establishment of the state's Connectivity Innovation Network.
23 November 2021

Sydney rocketry team to compete at 2022 Spaceport America Cup

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team has been accepted to compete at the 2022 Spaceport America Cup - an international student rocketry competition which tests would-be rocket scientists.
22 November 2021

Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University

The University of Sydney and Zhejiang University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint lab on sustainable environment.
18 November 2021

New analysis predicts how well vaccines will work against COVID-19 strains

Vaccines are less effective against some COVID-19 variants and boosting may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, according to a new study.
18 November 2021

Professor Ian Hickie awarded Australia's top mental health prize

Brain and Mind Centre co-director, Professor Ian Hickie AM, has been named dual winner of the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize.

17 November 2021

Worlds next door: looking for habitable planets around Alpha Centauri

In collaboration with the Breakthrough Initiative, Saber Astronautics and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Peter Tuthill is leading TOLIMAN, a project to discover if the nearest stars have planets that could support life.