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Research news from the Charles Perkins Centre

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29 September 2023

Study pinpoints the length of incidental activity linked to health benefits

Choosing the stairs or speedily sweeping can lower the risk of heart disease, according to new research in The Lancet Public Health.
06 September 2023

Support for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

The Charles Perkins Centre leadership fully and unequivocally supports the YES vote for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice on 14 October 2023.
30 August 2023

Professor Holmes awarded Croonian Medal by Royal Society

Professor Eddie Holmes has been awarded the Croonian Medal and Lecture, one of the most prestigious prizes in the biological sciences.
28 August 2023

Acting out health science

Many school students think of science as a boring and tedious subject, remote from their lived experience. A team of researchers at the University of Sydney is developing digital resources to change that assumption.
25 August 2023

Poor lifestyle in 60s linked to risk of aged care

Physical inactivity, smoking, poor diet and sleep disorders between the age of 60 and 64 are linked with more than double the risk of admission to aged care, according to new research from the University of Sydney.
24 August 2023

Sydney researchers claim all 2023 Eureka Prizes in leadership

Researchers at the University of Sydney have secured four awards at the 2023 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, the prestigious annual science awards. 

09 August 2023

Wearables will transform health, but change brings challenges say researchers

Wearable technology presents immense opportunities to improve the way we live our lives, but a group of international researchers say the rapidly developing field also brings big challenges.
31 July 2023

Eight Sydney researchers awarded ARC Future Fellowships for 2023

University of Sydney researchers have been awarded more than $8.5m from the Australian Research Council
28 July 2023

Short bursts of daily activity linked to reduced cancer risk

Promising new research suggests a total of just 4.5 minutes of vigorous activity that makes you huff and puff during daily tasks could reduce the risk of some cancers by up to 32 percent.
19 July 2023

Professor Simpson recognised by University of Glasgow

Professor Stephen J Simpson AC FAA FRS, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, has been recognised for his collaborative research in cardiovascular health with an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Glasgow.