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30 May 2023

InsideOut Institute's $8m funding enhances support for eating disorders

The Australian Government has funded the InsideOut Institute's award-winning eClinic and Digital GP Hub which aim to improve outcomes for those living with an eating disorder.
17 May 2023

Lech Blaine named Charles Perkins Centre 2023 Writer in Residence

Journalist Lech Blaine, author of 'Car Crash: A Memoir' and Quarterly Essay 'Top Blokes', will join the Charles Perkins Centre as the 2023 Judy Harris Writer in Residence.
05 May 2023

Sydney spinout lands $273m deal to develop drugs for psychiatric disorders

Compounds developed by Professor Michael Kassiou's drug discovery team for Kinoxis Therapeutics will be used to target oxytocin receptors with the aim of creating medicine to treat schizophrenia, depression and other neuropsychiatric illness.
02 May 2023

Sydney scientists receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grants

Two scientists from the University of Sydney have received nearly a million dollars in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for projects to advance the analysis of ballooning biomedical data.

26 April 2023

Nano-architectured materials that respond to light in real time

Biological systems respond to external stimuli such as light, heat, magnetism. Scientists are looking to develop new materials that mimic these abilities for myriad uses in nanoscience, engineering and medicine.
20 April 2023

Study shows humans around the world like to help

A global study, led by co-director of the Sydney Centre for Language Research Professor Nick Enfield, shows human tendency to help others within their social group is universal.
18 April 2023

Spin-off developing oral insulin receives commercial backing

Technology aims to enable needle-free insulin delivery for children with Type 1 diabetes.
12 April 2023

Scientists build human lungs in a dish to test medicines

Scientists have developed a step-by-step blueprint to create advanced human lung models in the lab, which they say will accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs and reduce reliance on animal testing.
04 April 2023

Three ways to help build family support for young trans people

A strong family network is important for protecting young trans people, but their families need help too, says Senior Research Associate Cristyn Davies.
04 April 2023

Sydney strengthens international ties in research and innovation

New international opportunities are open to Sydney researchers and students as the University expands partnership agreements with the University of Glasgow and the University of California San Diego.