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2019

From our research partnership with Qantas to the secret to a life of longevity, read our top research and news stories of 2019.

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19 December 2019

10 health stories that got people talking this year

It's been a busy year for our health and medical researchers. From our own research into diet, climate and vaccination to expert commentary on sports doping, measles and bushfires.
10 December 2019

Sydney researchers receive $41 million in NHMRC funding

Researchers from the University of Sydney have received more than $41 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to improve the health of Australians.
20 November 2019

14 academics named in influential highly-cited scholars list

Academics recognised as world-leading experts in wide-ranging science disciplines, from renewable energies and soil science to chronic disease prevention and cancer research.
12 November 2019

Exercise is the best medicine for managing back pain

Associate Professor Paulo Ferreira spoke to ABC Life about the best evidence-based approaches for back pain in those who have demanding jobs.
07 November 2019

How healthy is your meal kit meal?

Popular commercial meal kit subscription services assessed for nutritional quality were found to provide adequate serves of core foods such as vegetables - but there was room to improve to meet dietary guidelines.
05 November 2019

Dog ownership could reduce loneliness: study

Sydney researchers find some evidence to suggest new dog owners experience a reduction in negative mood but further larger-scale trials are needed.
28 October 2019

Influential alumnus makes impact on medical community

The University of Sydney School of Medicine alumnus and philanthropist, Dr Barry Catchlove AM, led an extraordinary career in healthcare management. He has also made a significant contribution at the University, generously supporting young researchers.

22 October 2019

Charlotte Wood's The Weekend launched at Charles Perkins Centre

Acclaimed author Charlotte Wood, the first recipient of the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, launched her new book The Weekend last night.
18 October 2019

Top ways travellers try to beat jetlag

A study of passengers travelling on long haul Qantas flights provides an insight into the ways travellers are trying to minimise feelings of jetlag.
16 October 2019

Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment

Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a University College London and University of Sydney study.