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12 October 2022

Sydney researchers receive 31 Investigator grants

Creating a genetic map to prevent future pandemics, chronic disease support and heart attack prevention are some of the projects awarded funding in the 2022 NHMRC Investigator Grants.

12 October 2022

Future health of coral reefs written in the sand

University of Sydney geoscientists develop a technique that reveals the health of coral reefs from space.

12 October 2022

Joint PhD allows research students to work across Sydney and Paris

An agreement between the University of Sydney and Sorbonne University will create international opportunities for doctoral candidates.
04 October 2022

When art inspires engineering

Could the interface between art and science be more than just a source of inspiration and instead be used to unlock new scientific approaches?
01 October 2022

'Extinct' wood-eating cockroach rediscovered after 80 years

The Lord Howe Island Wood-feeding cockroach - long thought to be extinct on the main island - has been rediscovered at the foot of a single Banyan tree.

30 September 2022

Milky Way's graveyard of dead stars found

In the first map of the 'galactic underworld', a study from the University of Sydney has revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way. It has also indicated where the dead stars lie.
30 September 2022

$40m funding boost for Sydney medical research

Projects to embed RNA diagnostics within the Australian health system, improve timely dementia diagnoses, and evaluate immunotherapy treatments for a rare yet expensive to treat neurological disorder are among the latest projects funded.
28 September 2022

How is birdsong composed? Listening to the Australian pied butcherbird

An international collaboration between musicians and birdsong scientists has found that in the Australian pied butcherbird songs surveyed, the order of song elements is strongly related to rhythmical timing.
28 September 2022

Two University of Sydney academics to advise Government

The Australian Government has selected two University of Sydney academics to advise on national taskforces, recognising their expertise in gender equality and quantum computing respectively.
26 September 2022

Majority of Gen Z unaware of how meat consumption impacts climate

A survey of young Australians by a University of Sydney researcher found that while the majority believe climate change is anthropogenic - caused by humans - fewer than half understand the impact of livestock and meat consumption.