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28 April 2020

Experts examine the COVID-19 tracing app

University of Sydney academics from the disciplines of cybersecurity, media, law and health comment on COVIDSafe, the COVID-19 contact tracing app released by the federal government.
27 April 2020

Coronavirus: animal disease detectives to be trained across SE Asia & Pacific

Project work in 11 countries funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will aim to prevent spread of zoonotic and animal diseases. Associate Professor Navneet Dhand from Veterinary Science leads the multi-agency program.
24 April 2020

Beyond Zoom: students immerse themselves in virtual reality classes

As COVID-19 continues to pause in-person teaching, a psychology class on virtual reality therapies enters a new dimension.
23 April 2020

Global soil library will help us better know the living skin of planet Earth

A global initiative led by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has this week launched the Soil Spectral Calibration Library. The University is a founding member of the project.
22 April 2020

Sydney leads in world university Impact Rankings

Sydney has placed first in Australia and second globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which focus on the twin issues of protecting the environment while addressing inequality through sustainable development.
22 April 2020

Survey shows use of medicinal cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease

A quarter of Australians with inflammatory bowel disease report medicinal cannabis eases their symptoms, according to a new survey from the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics.
22 April 2020

Egg-laying lizard also gives live birth. Is this evolution before our eyes?

Only a handful of vertebrates have evolved to lay eggs and also give live birth. The Australian three-toed skink may be in the process of transitioning from egg-laying to giving live birth.
20 April 2020

ARC Linkage Projects success for Sydney researchers

University of Sydney projects have been awarded more than $2 million in funding in the latest rounds of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects outcomes.
17 April 2020

Conflict to conservation: how guerrilla fighters became environmentalists

They were guerrilla fighters in a lengthy civil war. Now they're protecting Colombia's pristine, richly biodiverse jungles and ecosystems. Jaime Gongora is helping them win the battle and build themselves new lives.
16 April 2020

Statement from Prof Edward Holmes on the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Unfounded speculation on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has prompted the following statement from Professor Holmes, who was involved in mapping the genome of the virus.