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01 March 2021

Wrasses dazzle: how fairy wrasses got their flamboyant colours

Sea level rises and falls during the Pliocene/Pleistocene epoch acted as a 'species pump', propelling fairy wrasses across oceans, and allowing them to evolve separately, into the 61 (and counting) species that exist today.
26 February 2021

Sydney opens state-of-the-art Susan Wakil Health Building

The Susan Wakil Health Building, a world-class facility purpose built to support the future health workforce and meet the health challenges of our time, was opened today.
25 February 2021

Benefits of team building exercises jeopardised if not truly voluntary

Zoom dress up parties and 'trust falls' - team building has become the go-to tool for managers trying to increase rapport and productivity, but many employees resent compulsory bonding, often regarding it as the bane of their workplace existence.
24 February 2021

Sydney research informs Sports Medicine Australia's new heat policy

Pioneering research into heat and health from the University of Sydney's Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory has paved the way for the development of Sports Medicine Australia's new extreme heat policy.
22 February 2021

New antimicrobial resistance resource for vets

Vets, pet owners, farmers and the community can make informed choices about treating animal infections, thanks to a new online guide, co-developed by the University of Sydney.
22 February 2021

It's not just vaccine refusers who might not get the COVID-19 vaccination

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, Coronavirus joins many other disease super-villains tackled by vaccination, including smallpox, whooping cough and polio. While some people still won't be vaccinated, the reasons might not be what you think.
19 February 2021

Entrepreneurship excellence in INCUBATE's 2021 intake

INCUBATE, Australia's first university-based accelerator program, has announced the ten start-ups accepted for this year's program. The multi award-winning program at the University of Sydney mentors and funds students, alumni and researchers to launch start-ups through its accelerator program.

18 February 2021

What experts think of Facebook's news ban

Facebook has banned the sharing of news content in Australia. University of Sydney experts in computer science, media, business and health comment on the implications of the decision.  
18 February 2021

Banning news links just days before Australia's COVID vaccine rollout? Facebook, that's just dangerous

The combined effect of Facebook's ban could be damaging to public health messaging, right before Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, writes misinformation researcher, Maryke Steffens.
18 February 2021

Wide-ranging medical cannabis quality-of-life study launches

Major longitudinal study launched to assess changes in quality-of-life outcomes for patients prescribed medicinal cannabis