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02 December 2020

Why study microbiology at Sydney

Microbiology is the study of organisms too small to see with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses. There are many branches of microbiology, including ecology, evolution, genetics, industrial, agricultural and medical.
02 December 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis does not impair driving, landmark study shows

Scientists from the Lambert Initiative have shown that a medically active component of cannabis does not impact driving ability and moderate THC intoxication lasts a few hours, with implications for drug-driving laws and managing medical cannabis.
01 December 2020

2020 Physics Grand Challenges winners announced

The successful submissions include a project to use nano machines for targeted drug delivery and a novel way to provide early cancer detection in humans.
27 November 2020

Seven researchers elected to prestigious academies

The new fellows are elected in recognition of their distinguished achievement in humanities, computer science, and biomedical and materials engineering.
26 November 2020

9 ways to keep your pet cool this weekend

This weekend, the weather forecast is for "dangerous heat" across NSW and extreme heat across Australia. It's important to keep your pets safe from heat stress, says Dr Anne Quain, clinical vet and lecturer in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.
25 November 2020

Sydney wins five Eureka Prizes for 2020

Five University of Sydney finalists have been named as Eureka Prize winners in recognition of their excellent scientific research, leadership and engagement.
20 November 2020

University wins coveted space award

The Australian Space Awards showcases the best and brightest in Australia's space industry.
20 November 2020

Fast weight loss and healthy lifestyle provides diabetes hope

A new global study combining fast weight loss, healthy eating and physical activity has been more successful than any previous diabetes prevention study.
20 November 2020

The untapped potential of soil carbon

For National Agriculture Day this year we are highlighting the work of our world-class soil scientists who are rethinking how the Earth's skin - our living soil - can be used in the fight to control climate change.
18 November 2020

Is it time for Australians to stop cooking with gas?

It is time for a serious rethink on the way many of us cook and heat our homes, writes Dr Madeline Taylor and Professor Susan Park from the Sydney Environment Institute.