Friday, November 27, 2020
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Sydney students cloning magic mushrooms for synthetic biology comp

A USyd team are cloning components of magic mushrooms for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) synthetic biology competition.
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The science (or lack thereof) behind period and fertility trackers

Abbotsleigh student Arwyn Stone questions the science (and ethics) behind fertility tracking apps in her winning essay for the 2019 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing
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Three cool new advancements in drug delivery

The way we deliver drugs into our bodies has come a long way  thanks to advances in biology, medicine and engineering. Here are just three cool examples
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Biodegradable plastics from coffee & health apps: STEM meets the design thinking process

From coffee cups made from biowaste and human-centric healthcare, it's all part of the design thinking process for these STEM innovators. Check out the magic that happens when STEM meets design.
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Health data analytics: the best medicine

Not only doctors save lives – mathematicians play a vital role in our health system too, through vital health data analytics.
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What is forensic science really like?

Some jobs are shrouded in mystery, or eclipsed by stereotypes. We're breaking down what is forensic science with real-life forensic scientist, Dr Shari Forbes of UTS, and it's nothing like CSI.
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VIDEO: 5 awesome jobs working with animals

If you've got your eye on working with animals in the future, here's 5 awesome careers - with and without degree requirements - to get you there.
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The (computer) science of feeling good

Have you ever considered using your computer science skills to create tech that really changes lives? This isn't your average medtech career, computer science + wellness is all about creating accessible tech that responds to eye movements, or tracking health trends through big data.
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How engineers can save lives

From robotic surgery to artificial kidneys, biomedical engineers are transforming health
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Why aren’t there more female surgeons?

“I think people still expect surgeons to be gruff, old men.” says surgeon, Dr Nikki Stamp. Only 8.5% of Australia's surgeons are female, so why are Australian women shying away from the profession?

What is an MRI? This powerful technology turns 40 years old

UNSW Bragg Writing Prize runner up, Sienna Ters answers the question 'What is an MRI?' in her informative essay. The MRI was discovered 40 years ago, but it's far from outdated. Sienna investigates just how essential this tech is to medicine today.

The University of Sydney Engineering and IT redefines what’s possible

Redefine what's possible in your career with the University of Sydney Engineering and IT degrees. You could break new ground in cancer research, like PhD student Bala Shammugasamy who is engineering orange peel supplements for cancer patients in remission!

5 study pathway quizzes to take while you wait for ATAR results

The following five quizzes will help you prep for tertiary study

Industry cadetships: tapping the talents of women in STEM

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Australia loses female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. A program in which educators and industry work together to help women gain in-demand skills is one piece in the puzzle.

Talented, much? This year’s Eureka Prize winners are next level

The 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners have been announced in a live, virtual awards show broadcast from the Australian Museum.