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Racist graffiti at Australian varsity causes outrage

The varsity condemned the graffiti and said "any and all remnants" would be removed.

Aug 03, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

Mobile phones don't cause brain cancer, latest study suggests

Researchers from University of Sydney claimed that they found no rise in tumours over 30 years in Australia despite widespread use of the devices.  

May 09, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

The secret to more active, healthier life: Just retire

The University of Sydney study followed the lifestyle behaviours of 25,000 older Australians, including physical activity, diet, sedentary behaviour, alcohol use and sleep patterns.

Mar 12, 2016, 11:42 AM IST

These are the best weight loss apps!

After examining 800 apps, they ranked the best apps for weight loss on the basis of their accuracy and scientific basis.

Feb 11, 2016, 18:40 PM IST

Finger tracing can help students perform better in maths: Study

The research is published in Learning and Instruction and Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Jan 30, 2016, 23:35 PM IST

Excess chromium in supplements causes cancer: Doctors

Earlier this month, a study by University of Sydney also came up with the conclusion that high intake of chromium through nutrition supplements makes consumers prone to cancer.

Jan 17, 2016, 21:04 PM IST

Diamonds can help identify cancers early

Led by Professor David Reilly from the School of Physics, researchers investigated how nanoscale diamonds could help identify cancers in their earliest stages.

Oct 11, 2015, 16:54 PM IST

'Exercise' pills to keep you fit a reality soon

What if you can pop an "exercise" pill daily which mimics the health benefits of running, weight training or endurance exercise to keep you fit and disease-free?

Oct 02, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

Ancestral diets determine vulnerability to Type 2 Diabetes

The middle classes from developing countries are more susceptible than western Caucasians to obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease in today's changing environment.

Jul 10, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Australian supercomputer to delve into Ebola

A supercomputer commissioned by the University of Sydney is helping to investigate the secrets of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

Jun 11, 2015, 08:31 AM IST

City spiders getting bigger, multiplying faster

If you think that the spiders you see in your garden are getting bigger, you are probably right.

Aug 21, 2014, 21:22 PM IST

Short dogs are aggressive, harder to control

Short dogs are more aggressive and harder to control for their owners, a new study suggests.

Dec 26, 2013, 21:30 PM IST

Older men who ignore knee pain risk worse problems

Shrugging off chronic knee pain as an inevitable part of aging puts men in their 70s at risk for accelerated muscle loss, falls and generally reduced quality of life, a new study suggests.

Dec 21, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

New treatment for osteoporosis discovered

Researchers have discovered a promising new treatment for osteoporosis which involves a compound that boosts bone formation and can be easily delivered in water soluble form.

Nov 30, 2013, 09:47 AM IST

Better diet tied to higher quality of life in old age

Older adults who follow dietary guidelines tend to have a better quality of life and less trouble getting around and taking care of themselves, according to a new study.

Nov 22, 2013, 09:35 AM IST

Primates make rational financial decisions: Study

Primates are capable of making rational financial decisions, and just like wealthy humans.

Sep 11, 2013, 20:50 PM IST

Dogs could hold key to dementia treatment

An Australian researcher has claimed that a world-first study using dogs could hold the key to a breakthrough in dementia treatment, a media report has said

May 16, 2013, 14:36 PM IST

New vaccine candidate for Chikungunya virus identified

Researchers have developed a new method of vaccine creation for Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) using a technique called large scale random codon re-encoding.

Feb 22, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

New forms of virulent pathogen identified

Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Feb 08, 2013, 16:31 PM IST

ADHD drugs slows growth of adolescent boys

Adolescent boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to be shorter and slimmer than their peers, says a new study.

Jan 22, 2013, 15:47 PM IST