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Research news from the Charles Perkins Centre

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30 September 2022

$40m funding boost for Sydney medical research

Projects to embed RNA diagnostics within the Australian health system, improve timely dementia diagnoses, and evaluate immunotherapy treatments for a rare yet expensive to treat neurological disorder are among the latest projects funded.
21 September 2022

Summer Research Scholarships 2021 Q&A | Leyla Meharg

The Charles Perkins Centre Summer Research Scholarship program provides a rare opportunity for University of Sydney students to undertake paid multidisciplinary research with leading academics in our world-class facilities.
13 September 2022

Summer Research Scholarships 2021 Q&A | Davina Nair

The Charles Perkins Centre Summer Research Scholarship program provides a rare opportunity for University of Sydney students to undertake paid multidisciplinary research with leading academics in our world-class facilities.
13 September 2022

Pace as important as 10,000 steps for health, finds new research

10,000 steps a day is the 'sweet spot' for lowered risk of disease and death, but how fast you walk could be just as important according to new research.
01 September 2022

Music to inspire: Something from Nothing

A new musical composition, Something from Nothing, by acclaimed performer, composer and educator, Natalie Nicolas, has been commissioned to celebrate the first decade of the Charles Perkins Centre and its achievements.

01 September 2022

Celebrating 10 years of the Charles Perkins Centre

The Charles Perkins Centre celebrated its first decade at an event on 16 June 2022 on what would have been the 86th birthday of Dr Charles Perkins AM.
01 September 2022

Pioneers recognised in Australia’s top science prizes

Pioneering research to create robotic imaging systems to de-risk surgery and assess how dietary choices impact health, environment, and economy simultaneously, have been recognised in the 2022 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
01 September 2022

Aggressive prostate cancer linked to ancestral heritage

Two pioneering studies published simultaneously today in Nature and Genome Medicine, have identified genetic signatures explaining ethnic differences in the severity of prostate cancer, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
29 August 2022

Supporting primary health care in remote NT communities

A new project supporting comprehensive primary health care in remote communities in the Northern Territory has just been announced as part of the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre program of works.
04 August 2022

How do I donate my brain to science?

Perhaps you’ve heard about donating your body to science or donating organs for transplants and wondered if it’s similar. Or perhaps you have a vague notion donating your brain might be a good idea and want to know what’s involved.