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Cancer screening - are we harming the healthy?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Medical experts in Australia are divided over the benefits of cancer screening...are we saving lives or harming lives? To help unravel this issue, industry experts, medical professionals, researchers, and those affected by cancer will share their stories and expertise at a public forum on Wednesday 29 July 6.30pm at University of Sydney.



Astronomers discover Earth's bigger cousin

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Today an international team of astronomers from NASA's Kepler mission have announced the discovery of a near-Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star.



Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans.



Soil and our future - health, climate change and feeding the world

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The impact of soil on children's blood lead levels to how farmers can respond to climate change are among the hot button issues under discussion at the 2015 Agriculture and Environment Research Symposium.



Discussion over breakfast

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Sanitarium has joined 11 other companies in becoming a member of the University's Australian Research Council Food Processing Training Centre (ARC-FPTC).



Crowd-sourced computing reveals how to make better water filters with nanotubes

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Crowd-sourced computing has helped an international research team - including researchers from the University of Sydney - discover a new method of improving water filtration systems and water quality.



Does baby snore like dad?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

A joint study conducted by electrical engineering researchers working at both Western Sydney and Sydney universities looked at the combined use and applicability of two minimally invasive sensors, electrocardiogram (ECG) and pulse oximetry as an early detection method of SAHS - a respiratory condition experts estimate can affect up to 4 percent of infants.



Sleep disorder expert appointed new ResMed Chair

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Sleep disorder expert Professor Peter Cistulli has been appointed the ResMed Chair in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. The new Chair is funded by ResMed and will work across the University's Faculty of Medicine and Charles Perkins Centre.



Scale-free gives humans a competitive edge

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Humans arrange themselves into scale-free networks to give themselves a competitive edge according to research published this month in Nature: Scientific Report. The work conducted by University of Sydney researchers expands on the work done by famous game theorist John Nash by considering the limitations to human logical thinking and modelling human societies as networks.



Lambert donation puts Australia at forefront of medicinal cannabinoid research

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

A $33.7 million gift to the University of Sydney places Australia at the forefront of medicinal cannabinoid research.