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10 December 2021

New tool tracks countries' resource footprints

Australian researchers have developed a tool to drive practical change in the world's global resource consumption through better understanding how many resources each country consumes.
09 December 2021

Two-year follow up shows delaying umbilical cord clamping saves babies' lives

An Australian-led study finds that aiming to wait just 60 seconds to clamp the umbilical cord of very premature babies at birth continues to have benefits two years on - decreasing the child's risk of death or major disability.
08 December 2021

Nanosensing to solar fuels: Sydney Nano unveils new Grand Challenges

Four new visionary projects span sustainability, biosecurity, solar energy and health, drawing talent from across the University's faculties.
08 December 2021

Prof Tony Weiss elected to the US National Academy of Inventors

Professor Tony Weiss becomes the first academic from the University of Sydney to be elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors.
06 December 2021

Spoiled oranges shine light on malignant cells

A University of Sydney PhD researcher is developing a cancer and serious disease-detecting biomedical probe that can be made from the juice of rancid oranges.
02 December 2021

THC in blood and saliva are poor measures of cannabis impairment

The findings contrast with the much stronger relationship between blood alcohol concentrations and driving impairment, with implications for the application of drug-driving laws globally.
02 December 2021

Mathematicians use DeepMind AI to create new methods in problem-solving

Sydney researcher Professor Geordie Williamson is working with colleagues at Oxford using DeepMind's artificial intelligence to develop fundamentally new techniques in mathematics.
02 December 2021

COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on science misinformation 'triggers'

Changes to the current way new scientific knowledge is made and shared are urgently needed - now is the time to invest in research to combat misinformation before the next science crisis, say University of Sydney researchers.
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.