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26 October 2022

First WHO 'watch list' of health-threatening fungi released

The WHO today published its first-ever list of fungal 'priority pathogens' - a catalogue of 19 fungi that represent the greatest threat to public health.
17 October 2022

Sydney experts elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Sydney experts in infectious diseases, pharmacology and paediatrics have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
12 October 2022

Sydney researchers receive 31 Investigator grants

Creating a genetic map to prevent future pandemics, chronic disease support and heart attack prevention are some of the projects awarded funding in the 2022 NHMRC Investigator Grants.

29 September 2022

Research to develop next generation of TB vaccines

A project to develop the next generation of Tuberculosis vaccines has been awarded an AU$19 million contract by the US National Institute of Health.
24 August 2022

Improving diagnosis and management of fungal infections in Vietnam

How access to appropriate fungal treatments will save lives
18 August 2022

How do we know the origins of COVID came from a market?

Detailed studies of the early days of the pandemic show the origins of SARS-CoV-2 at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, writes Professor Eddie Holmes.
30 June 2022

'Long COVID' presents a major health challenge - how can Australia be prepared?

Triple vaccination seems to reduce the chance of long COVID - but we still need to prepare for a jump in cases, write researchers at the University of Sydney.

14 June 2022

How should an Australian 'centre for disease control' prepare us for the next pandemic?

What should an Australian Centre for Disease Control look like? And how can it improve our response to future infectious disease outbreaks?
14 June 2022

Global recognition for infectious diseases research and local support of early- to mid-career researchers

Two early-to-mid-career researchers have secured funding for globally significant vaccine research while the University of Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases’ (Sydney ID) global leadership in tuberculosis helped to secure a grant from the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH), for $US3.1 million.
31 May 2022

How COVID-19 created dramatic changes in a 'winter virus'

A University of Sydney-led study reveals how the pandemic has changed the normal patterns of winter viruses in Australia, with new strains emerging and leaving most others 'extinct'. Researchers are warning of unexpected rebounds in the future.