Articles published in 2012

05 November 2012

Aspirin a viable treatment for serious blood clots, study shows

Low-dose aspirin is a cheap and effective way to prevent potentially deadly blood clots in the leg or the lungs in patients who have had a previous blood clot, a new study shows.
29 October 2012

A coal economy has multiple health and social risks, says major review

A major review of evidence on the impact of coal mining has highlighted serious, ongoing health and social problems and an urgent need for improvements in government coal mining policy.
09 August 2012

Improved blood doping detection protects sport and athletes

Dr Corinne Caillaud of the University of Sydney researches the impact of physical activity on doping tests to help prevent false positive results.
08 August 2012

The importance of the arts in meaningful education

In this opinion piece Arnold Aprill, Fulbright Senior Specialist and Sydney Ideas speaker, argues that in an information age, the arts must be central to the curriculum.
06 August 2012

Ginger muscles in on diabetes

Ginger, the common spice and ancient Asian remedy, could have the power to help manage the high levels of blood sugar which create complications for long-term diabetic patients, a University of Sydney study reports.
13 July 2012

Researchers urge rethink of 'Monty Roberts' horse training method

Aspects of a horse-training method made famous by Monty Roberts, author of The Man Who Listens to Horses, might not be as humane as previously thought.
10 May 2012

Study exposes secret world of porn addiction

A major study from the University of Sydney has shed light on the secret world of excessive porn viewing and the devastating effect it has on viewers and their families.
24 April 2012

How your eyes deceive you

Researchers at the University of Sydney have shed new light on the tricks the brain plays as it struggles to make sense of the visual and other sensory signals it constantly receives.
12 March 2012

Why do some heavy drinkers get liver cirrhosis and some don't?

US government investment in Sydney-based study should lead to better understanding and treatment of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, a devastating disease costing Australia 3.8 billion a year.
14 February 2012

Human 'shock absorbers' discovered

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Sydney, has found the molecular structure in the body which functions as our 'shock absorber'.