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22 January 2022

$13m for national eating disorder research centre

The Australian Government Department of Health has awarded the University of Sydney a $13 million four-year grant, which will fund the establishment of the Australian Eating Disorders Research and Translation Centre.
17 January 2022

Innovative mental health grants awarded to Sydney Researchers

Two Sydney research teams were awarded over $3 million by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) under the Australian Government's Innovative Therapies for Mental Illness Grant.
13 January 2022

New world-first clinical trial on benefits of losing weight prior to pregnancy

The University of Sydney is leading the world's largest clinical trial exploring how losing weight prior to pregnancy can improve the long-term health of mothers and babies.
20 December 2021

26 books you should read this summer

What will you be reading this summer break? Our experts share their favourite reads from 2021. These are the books they couldn't put down, the unexpected comforts during the pandemic, the deep fascinating reads late at night and the much-loved books they reread.
10 December 2021

Global health leaders to address drivers of unhealthy food systems

Addressing the political, economic and colonial systems and corporate structures that produce harmful food systems is on the agenda of the 2021 Global Food Governance Conference 14-16 December 2021.
10 December 2021

Study advances knowledge of what happens in our cells after exercise

An international team of researchers has developed a new approach to pinpoint which proteins in our cells are most critical for increasing sugar absorption after exercise - an important benefit of exercise that can help maintain good blood sugar levels.
08 December 2021

Prof Tony Weiss elected to the US National Academy of Inventors

Professor Tony Weiss becomes the first academic from the University of Sydney to be elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors.
02 December 2021

COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on science misinformation 'triggers'

Changes to the current way new scientific knowledge is made and shared are urgently needed - now is the time to invest in research to combat misinformation before the next science crisis, say University of Sydney researchers.
18 November 2021

New analysis predicts how well vaccines will work against COVID-19 strains

Vaccines are less effective against some COVID-19 variants and boosting may be required within one year to maintain efficacy above 50 per cent, according to a new study.
17 November 2021

Sydney academics recognised in highly cited researchers list

Twenty-nine University of Sydney academics have been named as world-leading experts in their fields, featuring in the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List.