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10 June 2021

Health benefits of low protein-high carbohydrate diets depend on carb type

In a pre-clinical study that helps settle the debate on the pros and cons of carbs, Australian researchers have found the quality and type of carbohydrates eaten in combination with reduced protein levels severely impacts health outcomes.
02 June 2021

Gained weight after losing it? This could be the culprit

Consuming foods like soft white bread and jasmine rice lead to greater weight gain after weight loss, new research suggests. Such foods can also raise blood glucose levels, increasing the likelihood of type 2 diabetes.
27 May 2021

New vaccine offers hope for dogs with cancer

A promising vaccine stimulates the patient's immune system to fight cancer.

25 May 2021

Advances in solar panel technology

The fight against climate change might be gaining pace, but it seems green energy silicon solar cells are reaching their limits. The good news? Professor Anita Ho-Baillie is researching a substance that is cheaper, easier to handle and even more efficient.
25 May 2021

CUAVA training centre wins NSW funding for space industry pilot

Led by Professor Iver Cairns from Physics, CUAVA wins state government funding for NSW space qualification program, with project named 'Waratah Seed'.
25 May 2021

Milky Way no freak accident, astronomers say

Detailed study by University of Sydney astronomers of a galaxy 320 million light years away reveals striking similarities to our own home.
24 May 2021

Sydney Nano delivers high-speed smart sensing for Australian Defence

Professor Ben Eggleton's team at Project Jericho combined scientific skills from the School of Physics with design excellence from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning to develop the prototype in just three months.
21 May 2021

University launches ARC DARE Centre

Bringing together industry and government, as well as data scientists, geoscientists, hydrologists, and ecologists from across Australia, DARE is the first cohort-based data science PhD training program in Australia.
20 May 2021

'Alien' plants could pose risk to fruit bats

Due to habitat destruction, the Christmas Island flying fox feeds on both native and introduced plants. Yet native plants provide a more balanced diet for this critically endangered species - and their new meal makeup could pose another threat to their survival.
18 May 2021

Proposed SpaceX base threatens lands and livelihoods in Papua

Elon Musk's proposed SpaceX base in Biak, Papua could have a negative impact on local livelihoods and the environment, argues Southeast Asia expert, Dr Sophie Chao.