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10 November 2020

Has legalising medicinal cannabis made a difference?

The University of Sydney is launching CAMS20 - an online survey of Australian medicinal cannabis use over the past 12 months. This survey will provide an updated snapshot on how Australians are currently using cannabis medicinally.
10 November 2020

Cleaner, cheaper, more efficient: the future of energy

The world is on the precipice of a cleaner, cheaper and more efficient energy future. Here's how Australia can capitalise on digital technologies and emerge as an energy leader.
09 November 2020

University study finds economic window for native grains production

At the start of NAIDOC Week 2020, Dr Angela Pattison and colleagues have launched the first report from a feasibility study into using native grass grains as a modern food product. Initial findings look promising.
05 November 2020

Bronze Age travel routes revealed using pioneering research method

Using satellite imagery and ethnographic research, University of Sydney archaeologists have reconstructed the ancient seasonal migration routes of Bronze Age herders in Xinjiang, north-western China.
04 November 2020

Modelling could help predict heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes

University of Sydney engineers have developed a model aimed to predict the risk of people living with type 2 diabetes developing cardiovascular disease.
02 November 2020

How pain changes your brain

Good pain arrives, raises the alarm, then quickly leaves. Bad pain stays. No-one is sure why. People with chronic pain often hear it's all in the mind. The truth is, it's in the brain and the spine, and Professors Greg Neely and Paul Glare are working to fix it.
02 November 2020

Future leaders in India addressing inequality and sustainability

A robot that can clean human waste, empowering women to create a team-based delivery workforce, and a portable shower pod to recycle shower water are the three ideas that were chosen as the winners of the University of Sydney's inaugural India Innovation Challenge.
30 October 2020

Paul McGreevy wins Global Animal Welfare Award

University of Sydney Professor Paul McGreevy has been recognised with one of the most prestigious veterinary awards in the world for his pioneering contribution to animal welfare.
30 October 2020

Sydney Nano team wins national water research challenge

From more than 100 entries and eight finalists, the Advanced Water Capture from the Atmosphere team has won the Bridge Hub Water Challenge.
28 October 2020

Thomas Maschmeyer wins Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation 2020

The Prime Minister has recognised Thomas Maschmeyer for his work taking fundamental science to commercialisation in fields that address environmental problems: plastic-waste recycling and safe, scalable storage for renewable energy.